England and Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has termed Diego Costa’s refusal to resume training at Chelsea as “disgraceful”.
28-year-old Costa, who have been reportedly linked with a move back to Atletico Madrid, has failed to return to Stamford Bridge for the new season, after falling out with Chelsea boss, Antonio Conte.
Speaking to the BBC radio, Ian Wright said: “It’s disgraceful the way he is behaving,”.
“I don’t understand how players can get away with that behaviour,”
“Surely he’s got to come back here, so if the manager changes his mind he’s there. He’s earning a fortune at Chelsea. Can Atletico Madrid even afford him?”
“They want me training with the reserves.”
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Last June, Diego Costa claimed that “Antonio Conte has told me by message that I do not follow at Chelsea and that’s it. Conte said he did not count on me for next season”.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail on Monday, Costa explained further: “Why won’t they let me go if they don’t want me?”
“In January, things happened with the coach. I was on the brink of renewing my contract and they put the brakes on it. I suspect the manager was behind it. He asked for that to happen.”
“His ideas are very fixed and clear. I have seen the sort of person he is. He has his own opinion and that will not change.”
Diego Costa, who was an integral part of Chelsea’s Premier League triumph last season, has now been fined by Chelsea and ordered to resume training.