COSTA PLOTS HIS RE­VENGE

Daily Mirror - - SPORTS - BY DAR­REN LEWIS

YOU sense there is a de­gree of un­fin­ished busi­ness around this one.

Diego Costa took self­ies with fans in the stands and con­tin­ued to savour his free­dom after be­ing fi­nally cut loose by Chelsea.

But he would now love it if the knock­out stage draw threw up the cli­max this sub-plot de­mands.

Costa and An­to­nio Conte met, as ex­pected, in the tun­nel of the Wanda Metropoli­tano to shake hands and sig­nal an end to their fall-out.

But it was all PR. Ev­ery­body knows Conte is quite sim­ply not hav­ing Costa while the striker would love to score the goals that knock the Ital­ian out of the Cham­pi­ons League.

Costa wants to make his point – that, for all his an­tics, Conte cut his nose off to spite his face by ax­ing him so bru­tally.

His re­place­ment, Al­varo Mo­rata, is a choir­boy in com­par­i­son. And his goals have meant Costa has not yet been missed. But the £59m bad boy will still want to have the last word.

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