Beloved by Chelsea followers and hated by everybody else, Diego Costa appeared unstoppable at instances in his Premier League heyday.
Wolves’ new signing scored 20 objectives to assist the Blues to league glory in 2015, however captain John Terry knew they have been destined for glory from the very starting.
Costa, 33, had a notoriously quick mood and sometimes acquired into scraps along with his opponents on the pitch, however not many, nonetheless, would have predicted him to combat considered one of Chelsea’s much-loved member of workers Billy ‘Rocky’ McCulloch.
However that’s what occurred, as Terry recalled a ‘boxing match’ between the pair that had everybody in stitches throughout a pre-season tour in 2014 shortly after signing from Atletico Madrid.
Sharing the clip on Twitter, he wrote: “After this I knew we might win the league. What a Legend. I’m crying watching this.”
Costa might be seen scrapping McCulloch earlier than he brings him to the ground and ends the play combat to howls of laughter from the squad.
Within the Twitter thread, Terry, who’s considered one of Chelsea’s finest ever gamers with 5 Premier League titles and a Champions League crown to his identify, was requested what he considered Costa as a teammate.
The previous England captain was stuffed with reward for the striker.
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“Genuinely a top guy. I loved him because he gave everything, every single day for our club. He cared and was an unbelievable player.”
Costa was a cold-blooded killer in front of goal for Chelsea and also played a big role in a Carabao Cup victory, netting the second in League Cup victory over Spurs at Wembley in 2015.
However, he left Chelsea after falling out with manager Antonio Conte in 2017 and headed back to Atletico Madrid, before joining Athletic Mineiro last summer.
But he terminated his contract in January and has been a free agent since, with Wolves taking the decision to bring him back to the Premier League.
His fearlessness, though, was put to the test in the club’s video to unveil his signing where he was partnered with real wolves.
“I was a little scared then. Those were wolves, not dogs. It was a cool experience but not a very comfortable one. I have five dogs, but they’re not wolves!”