TAKE A LOOK INTO THE RICH HISTORY OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL AND THE GRAND OLD NAME OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB WILL INEVITABLY ENJOY MORE THAN A PASSING MENTION. AND AFTER A FRUSTRATING SEASON WHICH SAW THE CLUB FINISH TANTALISINGLY CLOSE TO WINNING THE PREMIER LEAGUE TITLE, THE SUMMER OF 2014 WITNESSED THE ARRIVAL OF A NEW STAR IN WEST LONDON. Fresh from an outstanding season in Spain, where his thirty-six goals had propelled AtlActico Madrid to a first La Liga title since 1996 and to within seconds of a maiden Champions League crown, Diego Costa arrived at Stamford Bridge for Ap32 million. Brazilian by birth, Costa had caused an enormous wave of controversy in his homeland after opting to take Spanish citizenship and a subsequent place in Spainas squad over the opportunity to represent the SeleAsApo in a home World Cup in 2014. An early exit for Spain ensued but, undeterred, Costa arrived in the English capital tasked by manager Jose Mourinho with scoring the goals that had eluded many of his predecessors the previous season. And with a Premier League record of seven goals in his first four starts he took to the physical nature of Englandas top division with typical aplomb. Costa began his nomadic rise to the top via the lower echelons of Portuguese and Spanish football, before establishing himself as a force under Diego Simeoneas rejuvenated AtlActi. Affectionately nicknamed aEl Choloa, athe Beasta, his pace, power, aggression and deadly finishing have swiftly seen him become a crowd favourite at athe Bridgea. Diego Costa: aThe Beasta is an in-depth look into the life of this spectacular footballer and his rise to the very top.Reyes missed a penalty which would have added gloss to the scoreline before Osasuna pulled one back themselves from the spot late ... the CalderA³n, and so it played out as ForlAin once again found himself benched in favour of the twenty- two-year-old Brazilian. ... Rojiblancos were two goals to the good when Reyesa#39; wonderful trickery on the left was rewarded by Mario SuAireza#39;s calm finish. ... much he was learning from AgA¼ero and ForlAin: Ia#39;m working just as hard as other weeks to try.
|Title||:||Diego Costa - The Beast|
|Publisher||:||John Blake Publishing - 2015-09-03|