“Diego Costa is better than Aguero and Falcao” – Mourinho
The Blues forked out £32m for the Spain international, to bolster their striking department ahead of the new striker, but the former Real Madrid manager confesses it took Costa a while to get going.
“He was in Portugal and I never looked at him,” he admitted. “He went to Atletico and Sergio Aguero was the superstar, so Diego went on loan. Then, they brought in Radamel Falcao – and Diego went out on loan. He was behind very important players.
“When the chance came to go back, he showed he was better than the previous ones.
“But he is still the same honest, naïve, warm guy from a small village in Brazil that is, as we say, beyond the sunset.
“He interacts in the group and has conversations… even though he knows only 10 words of English.”
Chelsea open their 2014/2015 season away to Burnley on Monday.
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