Former Chelsea goalie Mark Bosnich believes that Diego Costa’s petulance on the Blues’ bench over the weekend is the “beginning of the end” of his career at the club.
The Spaniard was dropped for the Londoners’ 0-0 draw with Spurs over the weekend as Jose Mourinho reacted to his lacklustre showings in recent weeks.
Eden Hazard was used as a ‘false nine’, and with the scores level Costa appeared to be expecting to come on in the second half as the defending champions chased what would have been a vital win.
However, Mourinho opted not use the ex-Atletico Madrid star, who reacted by throwing his training bib in the direction of his boss before storming off – which came after he refused to take party in the pre-game warm-up.
And former Chelsea goalie Bosnich believes that such an act is a sign that his time at the club will come to an end in 2016 even though he was vital in the title success of last season:
“It didn’t look good.” He told talkSPORT. “Generally when you are with a manager and you do that type of thing, it is the beginning of the end.
“Not going out for the warm-up, I can understand that completely, but throwing the bib at the manager during the game points to one way.
“They probably won’t do it immediately but I really do think it is the beginning of the end, which is really unfortunate because he has been a smash hit since he has been at Chelsea.”
This latest spat between Costa and Mourinho came just days after the pair bickered during Chelsea’s Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.