Old Trafford hero lauds controversial Blues ace.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has controversially applauded the aggressive performance of Diego Costa for Chelsea against Liverpool this week.
“The first line of any book I would write on football philosophy is: ‘Be horrible to play against.’ Diego Costa is horrible to play against and I applaud him for it,” Neville explained.
“Brendan Rodgers argued afterwards that Costa’s behaviour was not good for the game. I actually felt it made the game. It was everything I expect to see in a high-intensity, quality game.
“Costa divides opinion across the country. He is loved by Chelsea fans and disliked by others. Trust me: this was a fantastic week for the Premier League; a fantastic week for English football. And what I refuse to be told is: who my role models ought to be. The idea that my role model should be a football-playing angel who never gets booked is alien to me.”
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