Blues ace sticks up for under-fire Costa.
Chelsea defender Filipe Luis believes Diego Costa is a winner rather than violent or aggressive, saying his menatality is important ahead of today’s Capital One Cup final.
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CaughtOffside reports that Luis feels Costa has always had this kind of spirit and that his growing reputation as a dirty player in England is unfair.
“Diego is not violent, nor aggressive. Reputation doesn’t mean anything,” the Brazilian said. “Diego has been playing like this since he started playing football — he never changes.
“He is intense. He tries to win all the balls in any way possible. Those are the kind of players we need — and we have them in the team.
“He always wants to win — in training, in video games, in cards.”