Diego Costa started the season on an absolute tear. It seemed that the former Atletico Madrid forward picking up the Golden Boot was merely a formality as he kept banging in the goals for Chelsea.
However, Costa has fallen off the pace a bit in recent months and is currently 4th on the top scorers list for this year with 17 goals – and we might have found the reason why.
A short clip featuring the Brazil-born striker hilariously missing an absolute sitter in training has surfaced. The net might have been smaller than what they use in the League, but Costa unbelievably hit the post facing an empty net from a distance of about 2 feet – showing form more akin to his Spain career than his time at Stamford Bridge.
What makes this video so good is Costa’s reaction of sheer disbelief as well as team-mate N’golo Kante’s holding his head in his hands- probably thinking “Even I would have finished that”.
Maybe Antonio Conte should reassess his striking options. Check out Costa’s blunder below:
Smh we’re finished pic.twitter.com/jFJ3sIUBAJ
— Frazer (@killacesc) April 4, 2017