Chelsea star Diego Costa has declared that he will not be changing his style of play, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Costa was recently banned for three matches after an alleged stamp on Liverpool’s Emre Can during the Capital One Cup semi-final, and has also been booked nine times so far this season.
Further to this, the Spaniard has been involved in a few diving controversies, yet Costa has stated that there is no way he will change the way he plays football.
“I’m not going to change my way of playing,” he said.
“I do know now that I have to be a little bit more careful because it’s not the same when I do something or when someone else does it.
“Something I do, it’s talked about much more than another player.
“I have to be extra careful but I’m never going to change the way I play. That’s what got me here, that’s the way I play.”
Costa’s aggressiveness has caused conflict with opponents and referees, but has helped him to score an impressive 17 goals in his first season in the Premier League.
The Blues will be facing Tottenham Hotspur during the weekend in the Capital One Cup Final, and the former Atletico Madrid star hopes he can help win his first Chelsea trophy by scoring at Wembley on Sunday.
“The truth is I didn’t even know how many games it was. It doesn’t worry me.” he said.
“What worries me is to be in the best physical form to score goals. I don’t pick tournaments to score, or rivals or other teams to score against.
“I’m a striker, every game I play I want to score. If it hasn’t happened in the cup, I’m hoping to god it happens on Sunday.
“I joined a club like Chelsea to win titles. As we say, finals are not to play them, they are to win them. I’m hoping I can get my first title with Chelsea.
“This is my first final with the club so I will go in with the mentality to win it. We know we are a good team and we have the quality to win.