Chelsea star Diego Costa opens up about his former manager José Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach was the one who brought Costa to Stamford Bridge in summer 2014, signing him from Atletico Madrid.
The first season together for them was fantastic, as Chelsea won the Premier League title dominating the championship from the first to the last game, with Diego scoring 20 goals in 37 matches all over the campaign.
Things fell out last year, where the Blues has their worst season start in their recent history and Mourinho was sacked, with the Spaniard accused to be one of the players that let him down:
“In all honesty I always tell people that I am grateful to Mourinho because he helped me a lot,” Costa said ahead of the game at Old Trafford against Jose’s current team, Manchester United.
“As a player when you want to improve you always look for the best coach and Mourinho is one of the best.
“I wanted to come to Chelsea because of Mourinho. When I considered Chelsea I thought about the fact that Mourinho was here.
“He is a coach that demands a lot from his players, he wants the maximum.
“He helped me a lot and then what happened is that the following season didn’t go well, these things that happen, but the truth is that Mourinho helped me a lot to improve as a player.”