ON DIEGO COSTA:
‘Diego scored goals in pre-season and he’s been unbelievable in training. He’s one of those that you want to be on your side when the bibs are handed out.
I knew he was a very good player but I didn’t realise how good until I played against him in the Champions League. He’s a real handful and he can play. He can get it, he can turn, he’s quick, he’s powerful and more importantly he can score goals. He’s in the right place at the right time.
He’s been great around the dressing room without speaking any English at all. He’s funny because he gets on with everyone and people translate and help out. He’s really settled in off the pitch and the goals obviously help too.’