Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic believes that yesterday’s bizarre situation at White Hart Lane will come out Diego Costa only for good, because he will be fighting more for a place in Chelsea’s starting line-up.
For a long time the media are interested in the situation between Mourinho and the Spaniard. Several recent situation has become the object of speculation on the future of striker at Stamford Bridge.
At the beginning of the new season, Costa admitted that he came back to training overweight. While last week the Portuguese coach has criticised his striker for not being able to read the game. During the break the match between Chelsea and Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League group stage last week, between Mourinho and Costa also had come to quarrel. And yesterday’s events at White Hart Lane was a kind of culmination of the tense situation between the Special One and his player.
There is no secret that the Spanish striker found himself under fire after his controversial behaviors. That is why his teammate Branislav Ivanovic has decided to back him, saying that according to his experiences, Costa will come out much stronger from all this situation.
“I expect Diego to come back strongly. We start the season as a team and we have to finish as a team. This is important.”
“When we start losing, we all know it’s not about the one or two players playing badly or playing well. It’s about the team.”
“Diego didn’t play on Sunday but I know he’ll be ready for the next game. He scored against Norwich two weeks ago – the winning goal.”
“It’s all about the team in the moment. We all have to think about that. Sometimes, for a player who isn’t playing it’s difficult – but it is a normal situation for the club.”
The Serbian admitted, that the draw against Tottenham will help the team to rebuild their confidence:
“That was a very difficult game for us given our position. We wanted to show our character and show how good we are. We did well.”