The late years of “Invincible” Diego Costa (34) are bitter.
It was formerly called the ‘scoring machine’. He stood out by scoring 20 goals in 44 games in the 2012-2013 season when he was in Madrid, Atlético, Spain, and scored 36 goals in 52 games in the 2013-2014 season. After moving to Chelsea, he played as a starting striker. He scored 21 goals in 37 matches in the 2014-2015 season, ranking third (20 goals) in the English Premier League. He scored 16 goals in the 2015-2016 season and seemed to be on a solid road, exploding 22 goals in the 2016-2017 season.
However, the situation has changed 180 degrees ahead of the 2017-2018 season. Coach Antonio Conte, who took the helm of Chelsea in July 2016, had no choice but to leave the nest when he released a text message saying, “You (Costa) are not in my plan.”
Costa, who recalled the time, also said, “I tried to give Conte a joke and hug him. He was really shy,” he said. He then said, “While taking off my clothes and taking a shower, I told Conte, ‘Hug me.’ And he said, ‘No. Diego, no, it said. She even took a shower without taking off her underwear.
Meanwhile, Costa went downhill. Even after returning to his “home” Atlético Madrid, he has never scored double-digit points in a season as he has been used as a starter and replacement.
After being released as a free agent (FA) in January last year, he joined Brazil’s Atlético Minoru and led his team to win the Brazilian first division with Hulk and Copadu Brazil. However, since his contract with Atletchuku expired in January 2022, he has once again been invincible and has taken half a year off.
Costa is currently looking for a team that can play. Mexico and Uruguay are sending love calls. However, the problem is the annual salary. It wants more than $5 million (about 6.5 billion won. If he does not lower his ransom, he will have no choice but to remain unemployed.