Thierry Henry: What I really think about Diego Costa’s Chelsea celebration
The Arsenal legend attempts to explain the meaning behind Diego Costa's goal celebration in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City
Thierry Henry believes Diego Costa’s goal celebration represented the Chelsea striker’s frustration at the speculation in the media about his future after the Spanish star scored in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Hull City.
The 28-year-old found the net in added time at the end of the first half to take his tally to 15 goals in 20 games in the 2016-17 Premier League season.
The former Atletico Madrid man appeared to mimic his critics talking in the media as he celebrated his first-half opener.
Costa was absent for Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over defending champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium last weekend due to a back injury.
However, according to reports in the British media, Costa’s absence was a result of a training ground disagreement with manager Antonio Conte over interest from China in the controversial centre-forward.
Speaking to Sky Sports after Chelsea’s 2-0 win against the Tigers on Sunday evening, former Arsenal striker Henry attempted to explain what Costa’s goal celebration was all about.
“That’s what he does,” Henry said. “That’s why he’s saying ‘talk, talk, talk, I know what I can do and I did it again’ when he celebrates.
“I saw a committed player right from the start. He wanted to calm everyone down – I’m here, I’m back, don’t worry.
“He kept the ball, was at it, tried to chase everything, he was his usual self.
“He’s not fazed by another that’s happening. He came up with the big goal and the story is about him again.”