Jose Mourinho: Chelsea’s Diego Costa is a ‘fantastic character’
Jose Mourinho lavishes praise on Diego Costa after Chelsea striker's treble in 4-2 win over Swansea
Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Diego Costa following the striker’s sparkling display in Chelsea’s win over Swansea on Saturday.
The Brazilian, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Atletico Madrid this summer, netted an impressive hat-trick to help the Blues to a 4-2 win in west London.
The treble took his tally for the season to seven goals in four games, and Mourinho has been thrilled by the 25-year-old’s impact at the west London club.
“The most important thing of a player’s character is what affects his performance as a player,” said Mourinho.
“Diego was a risk and a doubt before Everton, a risk and a doubt before Spain, a risk and a doubt before this Swansea game and he played all three games. I tried to rest him, I tried to be sure, to be 100 per cent sure, but he goes on.
“He is a fantastic character. If the injury is a clear injury of course he will not play, but when the doubt is there and he has not the best feelings, but he feels he can play.”