Diego Costa: The Art of War by Fran Guillén

By Fran Guillén

“Every setback, each struggle, each objective. this can be Costa uncovered" – Graham Hunter summer season 2014. Diego Costa has arrived for his first day as a Chelsea participant and he has anything he desires to say to his new team-mates. He's been training a unmarried, brief sentence. really, a undertaking assertion: “I visit warfare – you return with me." within the artwork of struggle, Fran Guillén retraces each step of Costa's brutal, exhilarating trip: from road footballer in his domestic urban of Lagarto, north-east Brazil, to los angeles Liga winner at Atlético Madrid, via personal loan spells at Celta Vigo, Albacete, Valladolid and Rayo Vallecano, and at last to most effective League champion with Chelsea in 2015. via unique interviews with coaches, team-mates, brokers and buddies, Spanish journalist Guillén uncovers the interior tale of Costa's arrival in Portugal as a 17 yr previous and his circulate to Atlético Madrid the place, lower than Diego Simeone, the player's goalscoring eventually began to eclipse his fearsome acceptance and observed his emergence as one of many world's maximum strikers. Then in 2014 Costa made the surprise choice to illness from the Brazilian part and play for Spain on the earth Cup. After a disastrous match, Costa joined Jose Mourinho's Chelsea and instantly dispelled the ghosts of Brazil by way of taking the finest League via typhoon in an indomitable debut season at Stamford Bridge. this can be an inspiring and insightful portrait of English football's new big name. Let's visit struggle.

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