Atletico Madrid star Diego Costa has once again slammed Antonio Conte for his role in his exit from Chelsea, admitting he regrets joining the club in the first place.
He told Marca: "I was wrong going to Chelsea because of their way of dealing with things.
"It was a very bad moment, but it wasn't my fault.
"People said things, but time puts everything in its place. Look where the coach is now, look at Conte.
"Diego Simeone is a direct coach, and when he doesn't love you, it's clear and he facilitates it.
"At Chelsea, it was the opposite."
"I left Chelsea at the right time. I won two Premier League titles.
"I already told him (Simeone) that he had to sign me to start winning things.
"He knows that I love him, and the group... almost all of them were still there when I returned.
"When I left, I was leaving some colleagues I'd known since I was 10 - it was really hard."