Conte: “We need Diego Costa’s goals”

Conte: “We need Diego Costa’s goals”

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa scored the goal which decided the game today and manager Antonio Conte is pleased with the Spaniard’s performance.

“Diego is always important – the boss said – He is the point of reference in our attack, and together with Eden and Pedro, they played a good game today”.

“Diego is impressing with the way he is finding ways to score goals. It’s important to continue in this way because we need his goals, Eden’s goals, Willian’s goals, Pedro’s goal,”

“In the past, people asked me about his behaviour, his reaction, his passion, and now he’s one of the best strikers in the world. He has to continue in this way. He is showing his passion in the right way”.

“He is very focused on helping the team with and without the ball, and he is scoring goals.”

Then Conte added: “After two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, for sure it wasn’t simple to believe we would have six wins in a row, above all without conceding any goals. This league is very difficult to have success in and to win six games in a row is fantastic”.

“A month-and-a-half ago, after two defeats, Chelsea wasn’t a favourite or a team that can fight for the title until the end. Now it’s very difficult to change our opinion completely. It’s hard to say our target now. I want to wait until the second half of the season”.

He ended: “But I know, and the players and our fans know, that Chelsea might fight until the end for something.”