Fernandinho: “Costa is the most difficult rival I have ever measured”

first_imgNeither Messi, nor Cristiano, nor Neymar, nor Mbappé. The most difficult rival to which Fernandinho, the versatile footballer of Guardiola in Manchester City, has been measured is Diego Costa. This has been recognized in statements that today included the Daily Mail. “Messi, Cristianoa, Neymar, Mbappé … they are all very good and cause a lot of problems for the defenders,” said the Brazilian. But, and here, his ‘but’ another rival comes to his mouth when talking about extreme difficulty: the rojiblanco. “He’s one of the hardest guys I’ve ever faced. Diego Costa when he was in Chelsea. I was in good shape“he added.Costa and Fernandinho lived a duel full of disputes and blows. “The pair faced each other in an August 2015 Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium when Costa was convinced that Fernandinho deliberately elbowed him in the side of the head,” recalls the Daily Mail. At the end of the game, in fact, Lagarto’s went to look for the City footballer in the tunnel while Mourinho, then coach of Chelsea, asked for his expulsion for saying that Costa “was always trying to offend rivals”. When ‘The Beast’ emergesCosta arrived at Chelsea in the summer of 2014, after being key for Atlético to win LaLiga from Godín’s goal at the Camp Nou (36 goals in 51 games were his total numbers). Records that did not decrease in his three seasons at Chelsea (58 goals in 120 games) although during that time the striker missed terribly what he had left in Madrid, Atlético and Cholo. He returned in 2017, he returned to play in January 2018 but, for the moment, nothing has been the same, 13 goals in 52 games, although, in the face of doubts and criticism, Simeone continues to be his great baularte: he values ​​in Costa what Fernandinho now ponders. It is a toothache for all rivals. It’s Costa. And, at any moment, from your body can arise The beast. Unstoppable.last_img read more