Chelsea's Diego Costa: 'Football is my life'
Diego Costa gave a long interview with British paper Guardian, and below are some extracts.
Diego Costa was asked about his style of play, and he also talked about the prospect of playing against Brazilian defenders Thiago Silva and David Luiz. Costa said: "I’ve been a target for defenders for a long time, and I am used to getting kicked by them, to get knocked by them. I don’t go into a game with specific targets. I don’t pinpoint an opposing player before a match, trying to exploit a kind of weakness. If you pinpointed someone before the kick-off, probably you would become embroiled in a fight and you would be distracted from what really matters and not play well. When you are going in to a game to confront Thiago Silva and David Luiz, you can’t modify your way of playing. They are both great players, great defenders, in a great PSG team. I may argue with them on the pitch, there may be contact, but that is not a plan. That is the emotion. The battle. Forget about specific plans. My only goal is to score, and to play as well as I can for my team. All I can do is try and be in the best possible shape. Football is my life and I cannot imagine myself doing anything other than playing this game."