Diego Costa is lacking confidence, admits Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea manager is hoping to see an improvement from the striker this weekend

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Jose Mourinho admits that Diego Costa is lacking the confidence he showed during his electric start to the season.

The Brazilian-born forward has failed to score in his last four games for Chelsea after netting his 11th league goal of the campaign against West Brom last month.

And the Chelsea boss says that the forward is keen to improve his fitness.

“He wants to improve his condition,” said Mourinho ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Hull City on Saturday.

“The confidence is not high, the condition is not the best but he wants to use the game [against Sporting] to chase lots of runs and movements, always wanting the ball, always wanting to associate with the wingers and with [Cesc] Fabregas.

“[It was] very important for him. I saw him better than against Newcastle, better than against Sunderland. This game was important for him.”

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