Chelsea striker, Diego Costa has cried out that he is unfairly ‘targeted’ by English Premier League referees and other players.
The striker could have seen red for lunge on keeper Adrian in 2-1 win over West Ham on Monday, but he escaped being sent off for the attack.
Costa who scored the late winner over West Ham on Monday night could easily have seen red for a lunge on goalkeeper Adrian.
The controversial striker who was sent off once and booked 11 times last season, got another yellow just 19 minutes into the league opener at Stamford Bridge last Monday.
Costa told ESPN Brazil: “I’ll be honest, I am targeted here, by the referees, the people. If I do something, it’s totally different than if any other players do.
“It needs to be seen, that people targeted me.
“It’s something I have to deal with and I ask god that these things don’t disturb me and don’t take the sequence of the games from me, which happens sometimes and gives me suspensions.
“I am aware of [the new dissent law] now. The second time I went to talk to the referee, he showed me the yellow card. I even found it a bit weird, but then I understood. I went to apologise at half-time and that’s it.”
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