Man City’s Fernandinho goads angry Chelsea striker Diego Costa after weekend clash
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has goaded Chelsea striker Diego Costa after their fall-out at the weekend with him insisting the Spaniard got what he deserved.
The two players clashed when they went up for a header with Costa poleaxed and needing treatment after his head was cut open.
The angry forward tried to confront the Brazilian as the players went off at half-time, with him also shoving his own teammates along the way.
Jose Mourinho’s men went down 3-0 thanks to goals from Sergio Aguero, Kompany and Fernandinho that leaves City sitting at the top of the league with six points while Chelsea are five points adrift already after an opening day draw with Swansea to go with yesterday’s defeat.
But following the heated battle on Sunday, Fernandinho says he did not mean to hurt Costa but made it clear he has no sympathy for a man who is always seeking a fight with someone.
“It was an accident and the nature of the game,” said Fernandinho according to the Star. “It was a shock that I received a yellow card.
“It happens in football. He is always trying to offend the opposition, but I keep calm and keep playing. I just didn’t want to fight or have any confrontation and just to play for my team.”
He added: “I think we have come to win the title this season. We have a long way to go, but we are much stronger as a team.
“Of course it was difficult to play against Chelsea, but they didn’t have any chance against us.
“It’s not a problem. Manchester City are one of the favourites to win the Premier League because we have a good manager, good players and our style of play is good. Everyone likes that because we score a lot of goals.
“This season we have started very different from last year and I think we are in a good way to have a great Premier League season.”