It’s pretty clear to see how Antonio Conte feels about Diego Costa at the moment.
The striker has been banished to the reserves this summer despite a brilliant goalscoring season for Chelsea last term that propelled them to the Premier League title.
Instead of reporting for training, Costa has stayed in his native Brazil and this week claimed he had been treated like a ‘criminal’ by the club.
The ex-Atletico Madrid striker is desperately trying to engineer a return to his former club, but so far Chelsea have stood in the way and want to recoup more than the £32m they paid for him in 2014.
The breakdown in relationship between him and Conte has been evident for some time – and Conte’s press conference on Friday before their game against Tottenham at the weekend illustrates that.
When asked about the comments Costa made this week, Conte simply laughed.
And laughed some more.
He then manage to reply after coming up for air, saying: “It’s great, it’s great. I laugh.”
Watch the amusing footage below:
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