Diving is back in the news but thankfully this time player booked for using this unfair technique is newly signed Chelsea striker Diego Costa who made an impressive English debut against promoted Burnley. Though, Blues won the game easily by 3-1 but Spain international’s collision with goalie became the high point of the match. Now, manager Jose Mourinho has come forward to defend his 32 million pounds former Atletico Madrid forward and says referee’s judgment over him was unfair. This is perhaps the initial period of English premier league and if Portuguese is defending his players for doing anything on the field now imagine the days to come by in this English season. Anyways, former Everton manager not only supported his new signee but also praised role he played in the last match where he had been a confident runner throughout ninety minutes. Notably, Costa made a shift from Spanish side to league giant and manager felt he should have been awarded a spot penalty when he tumbled over goalkeeper Tom Heaton.
Talking about the game and players performance, 51-year-old said in a post-match press brief, “We all explain to him what we want in the Premier League, what we want in Chelsea, what people want in the Premier League, what they don’t like.
“The kid presents himself here today with a fantastic attitude, a competitive attitude but clean and polite. He has a clear penalty and it is no penalty and a yellow card. The kid was obviously frustrated. I hope he doesn’t get more unfair decisions. I thought Oliver had a good game but the linesman [Stuart Burt] didn’t support him well in that situation.”
Specifically adding about Cesc Fabregas, Mourinho is confident former Arsenal captain can help them winning English top flight this time if he is given leading role in the field spread. He added, “I know him so well that I know exactly what he brings to my team. In Barcelona he was playing all over: No. 9, fake No. 9, No. 10, winger, in so many positions. I know and he knows better than me what is his position and he is giving exactly what we need which is that stability, that quick thinking in midfield.
“He makes the right decisions and he brings other people in the right direction. Matic was different playing different from last year because he can play now in a different way so I am really happy with Fabregas.”