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I had wanted to leave Chelsea last summer- Costa

Posted: 03 January, 2017 at 03:00 pm
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The Premier League Table Toppers ,Chelsea attacking forward Diego Costa on a report says he had wanted to leave the English Premier League club last summer.

Costa who had joined the Blues for £32 million (about N16 billion) in 2014, and was understood to be close to a return to former club Atletico Madrid after a difficult 2015-16 campaign.

The Brazilian Born Spain international has lighten up this season so far he has since scored 14 Premier League goals, as the blues have now taken an eight-point lead at the submit of the league courtesy of 13 successive victories.

“Did I want to go? Yes, yes, I was about to leave. But not because of Chelsea,” said the 28-year-old.

“There was one thing I wanted to change for family reasons but it wasn't to be, and I continue to be happy here.”

The Star scored 20 goals in his first season in England, as Chelsea won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho.

But he had netted only four more by the time Mourinho was sacked in December 2015, finishing the season with 12 before being heavily linked with a move.

Brazil-born Costa says he has also made a conscious effort to halt his aggressive nature on the pitch.

“I knew I had to improve that aspect, because here in the Premier League there is no mercy,” he said.

“A lot of the time it seemed [referees] were against me. If they're not going to change, I had to change.”

Chelsea will return to action against London rivals Tottenham in an entertaining match on Wednesday.

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