‘Diego Costa needed this goal for his confidence’ – Jose Mourinho praises striker after Chelsea’s victory over Norwich

first_imgChelsea ended their barren Premier League run after sealing a narrow 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Stamford Bridge.Diego Costa scored the winning goal for the reigning English champions, netting his first for the club in seven games.The Brazil-born striker, like many of his team-mates, has come in for heavy criticism over his poor form and attitude this season, with the forward looking a shadow of the player that proved a nightmare to defenders upon his arrival in England’s top flight last summer.Following the win, Jose Mourinho admitted that Costa has not been at his best, but spoke of his delight at the 27-year-old ending his goalless spell.“I think the crowd loves him, that’s not the point, but the reality is that in the last minute of the first half he missed a chance with an open goal,” said the Blues boss.“He’s not scoring goals, but he’s working very well.“He’s a happy guy, he’s a positive guy, so we are all delighted that he scored the winning goal for us.”Mourinho also voiced how important the goal was for Costa’s confidence, stating that the former Atletico Madrid man needed to get his name on the scoresheet.“It’s a goal that we need as a team, for the points, and as a striker Diego also needs for his confidence.”last_img read more