Chelsea and Spain striker, Diego Costa, has admitted that he began the 2015/2016 season out of shape and also blamed his team-mates for their bad start to the campaign.
The reigning EPL champions who have won just two of their first 8 Premier League matches – their worst start in 37 years, currently sit in 16th place after the 4th defeat of their campaign to Southampton at home.
The Brazillian born Spanish striker said: “We know we’re not in the form we were supposed to be at the beginning of the season.”
“We need to blame the players because we came back from holiday very confident, thinking we could go back into how it was last season, and then realised the team was already in a bad situation.
“I’m going to be very honest: Maybe a few weeks ago, five or six weeks ago, I was not on top of my game, at least physically.
“We talk within the players and we know that, maybe at the beginning, we were not 100 percent as we were supposed to be when we got here. I got injured at the end of last season and then I went on holiday.
“Maybe I got out of my diet and, when I came back, I was not the way I was supposed to be. I was a little bit overweight. That affected my game. You can be selfish and blame it on the manager but I’m not going to do that.
“I’m responsible 100 percent, and so are the other guys. So all we can do now is train very hard and work very hard to try to get back to that level where we were the season before.”
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