Chelsea striker Diego Costa has insisted “I have done nothing wrong” and that his recent three-match ban received after playing Arsenal was unjust.
Costa was suspended by the FA after Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Arsenal last month after playing a central role in a fracas involving Gunners defenders Gabriel and Laurent Koscileny, the former of whom was sent off as a result.
Costa has defended his actions however, stating that he has “done nothing wrong”, and that instead he is more often the victim of rough treatment from other players.
“Many times players have done stuff to me, like kick me. But I am not a cry baby,” Costa cried to The Sun.
“I have 100 per cent support from my manager, the club and the Chelsea supporters. So other people, other opinions, I don’t care, I’m not really bothered.
“I will not change unless my manager or the people from my club or my supporters tell me.
“I have done nothing wrong. Some things you just cannot change. You cannot do anything about it.
“As a player, you have to accept them whether you think it is fair or not. The Chelsea supporters saw that was unfair and so they, the manager and the club have given me a lot of support.”
Costa returned from his Premier League suspension to help Chelsea to a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Aston Villa last week, with the Blues rising to a heady 12th in the league as a result.
Costa believes the reigning champions have enough to recover from their woeful start this season.
“No players likes to be sitting out watching from the stands, even more when it is not because of injury or anything like that,” Costa added.
“We know we can turn this around because it is the beginning of the season and we also know we are the only ones who can turn this around.
“We are alone on this because Chelsea, it is a club that the supporters give 100 per cent support to but nobody else likes them. I am just beginning to understand this.”