Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink insists Diego Costa’s fiery temper is not a problem and says he likes that the forward plays with emotion.
Costa was at the centre of a number of talking points in Chelsea’s 2-2 Premier League draw with West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
After being booked for a reckless challenge on West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner, Costa was involved in a number of heated confrontations with the visiting players, including defender Jonas Olsson and goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
“If you have watched closely and carefully, they were a bit provoking and it was mutual. Those clashes, I didn’t see any bad things in this.”
“Well we can repair that easily, that’s not a big problem. He’s an emotional guy and I like that very much.”
The caution against West Brom took Costa’s tally of yellow cards for the season to six, making him currently the most booked forward in the Premier League this campaign.