After scoring an incredible goal on his return in Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull City on Sunday, January 22, 2017, Antonio Conte has explained that he was happy that the rumors of Spanish striker Diego Costa leaving the club has ended.
Diego Costa's name has been the major topic of discussions after having a row with the Chelsea technical crew which forced the club boss to excused him from the side that defeated Leicester City.
The 28-year-old Spanish international was said to be considering leaving Stamford bridge, but he made a goal scoring return to the Blues' squad on Sunday, January, 22, 2017 to the delight of the coach.
Get the latest news on NAIJ.com Sports app
"I am pleased for him and for the fans and club. Today finished all types of speculation.
"In this situation I will always say the truth because I am happy for Diego Costa and to finish this speculation. He played and played very well.
"A lot of people asked me about his form, his attitude, and I said I took the best decision for the team. I think I made the best decision after this performance,'' Conte explained.
Chelsea are leading the Premier League standings with 55 points after 22 games played this season.