I’m no angel, Costa confesses after Can stamp


Suspended Chelsea striker Diego Costa admits he is “no angel”, but insists his stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can was an accident.
The Spain international was handed a three-match ban, the first game of which was served in his team’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City, for violent conduct.
Costa appeared to stamp on Can’s an­kle – one of several confrontations he had during Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final second-leg win over Liverpool.
Speaking to reporters, the 26-year-old insisted the Can incident was accidental.
“As far as what happened on Tuesday, the main thing is when I get home I can go to sleep knowing that I’ve not done anything wrong, because I never meant to do that and it was not on purpose,” Costa said.
“And you can clearly see that on the video. But it is a suspension. I have to ac­cept that, I have to take it.
“Obviously I feel sad because I’m not going to be able to help the team, to play. But I have accept it and respect it.”
Costa’s confrontational and physical style has been questioned, but he has scored 17 goals – a league-high – for his table-topping team.

Culled from: http://www.dailytimes.com.ng/article/i%E2%80%99m-no-angel-costa-confesses-after-can-stamp


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