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Chelsea's Diego Costa criticises English defenders

Diego Costa
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Chelsea striker Diego Costa has claimed that he is getting harsh treatment from English officials and that he is not getting the protection he deserves.

Costa also targeted defenders who he thinks use rough tactics while playing against him.

"When I think about English defenders the word nobility doesn't come to mind," he told The Express. "They kick me all the time, just like they did in Spain. But I don't complain. They go in hard on me, but over here the refs don't give me free kicks whereas they do in Spain."

Costa also admitted that he can sometimes let his anger get the better of him and vowed to calm down.

"Some players try to put me out of the game. But I'm getting to control my temper better all the time, and I just set out to play my normal game."

"When I think about English defenders the word nobility doesn't come to mind," he told The Express. "They kick me all the time, just like they did in Spain.
"But I don't complain. They go in hard on me, but over here the refs don't give me free kicks whereas they do in Spain.

 

 
 

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