Amidst the Arsenal fans crying and moaning about Diego Costa, a Gooners Legend has come out in the support of the Chelsea star.
I know what you are thinking. An Arsenal player supporting a Chelsea star? When did the world become so sensible? A good question, but apparently that’s what has been happening, here’s the quotes from Martin Keown:
“Once in a while I wish I could beam a current player back to my era so I could play against them. Diego Costa is top of that list.
“I was a little bit crazy and I’m pretty sure he is too, so I’d love to go toe-to-toe with him and show him I wouldn’t be bullied by him.
“Costa has a black belt in the dark arts. He plays his opponents as much as he plays the match, constantly trying to draw a reaction from and bully defenders.
“He’s on the edge, but he plays that game perfectly, testing defenders each week. Who is brave enough to take me on?”
“He crashes into them from the off, scratches them, whispers who knows what in their ear; he never leaves it alone.
“He is so macho that he never backs down. He has to have the last word, the last shove, the last flick.
“It used to be that a defender would set the tone in a match with a first clattering challenge on the striker he was marking.
“With Costa, it’s the opposite. He smashes into the defender who is marking him as soon as possible, looking for a reaction or an almost inevitable retaliation few minutes later.”
Source – Metro
Yes, that’s the thing with Costa. I will tell you a fact; the Spaniard hasn’t been sent off in a competitive football in more than 3 years. Now, think of the controversies that he causes in almost every game and you get the picture that it’s not random, but the Striker is actually aware of the situation and he consciously riles up the defender looking for a reaction like Gabriel’s.
It’s nice really that an Arsenal Legend like Martin Keown appreciates this fact instead of blindly getting behind his own team. Maybe if their fans were more sensible too…
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