Chelsea striker Diego Costa has revealed his bust-up situation with team-mate Pedro and played down his argument with him during Chelsea’s defeat to Tottenham on Wednesday evening.
The duo was involved in a heated exchange in the first half of the match at White Hart Lane after the striker’s poor pass cut off a promising Chelsea counter-attack. An angry Costa seemed to blame Pedro when his companion neglected to keep running into space to find an assist.
However, in spite of their bust up on the pitch, Costa suggested that these were very normal on the football pitch and everything is fine in between them.
‘Nothing happened. We have a great understanding with each other,’ Costa told IBTimes UK.
‘When you have a trusted relationship and intimacy with a team-mate it is normal for these things to happen.
‘It was just a moment during the game, and that’s it. It was nothing.
‘I told him: ‘You have to get in there, why didn’t you go?’
He said ‘I went’ and I said he didn’t. That’s it. Pedro is my brother and we love each other.’
Chelsea slipped to their first defeat since September 24 ending their 13-game unbeaten run in the Premier League thanks to two brilliant headed goals in each half from playmaker Dele Alli, although Antonio Conte’s side are five points clear at the top of the table from second-placed Liverpool.
The Chelsea striker also mentioned in his interview that this was just a pause in the process and there is nothing to worry about.
“We have to be aware that we have lost just one game in the last 14. The boss knew that this moment could come. But the important thing is that the team have fought to get a result. We are hurting, but there is a great spirit in the dressing room. We are not happy when we lose, but that’s it.
“We were playing against a great rival and in their own home. We already knew it was going to be a difficult game. We made two mistakes and they were have able to take advantage of their opportunities to score.”