Wolves striker Diego Costa boxed Chelsea physio after joining and John Terry says it was the moment he knew Blues would win the Premier League
Loved by Chelsea fans and hated by others, Diego Costa appeared unstoppable at times in his Premier League heyday. Costa ‘fought’ Chelsea physio and Terry knew the Premier League title was theirs
Wolves’ new signing’s 20 goals helped a brilliant Blues side to league glory in 2015, but captain John Terry knew they were destined for glory from the very beginning.
He’s now returned to the Premier League with Wolves and we could see fireworks when he makes his debut
Costa, 33, had a notoriously short temper and often got into scraps with his opponents on the pitch, but not many, however, would have predicted him to fight one of Chelsea’s much-loved member of staff Billy ‘Rocky’ McCulloch.
But that’s what happened, as Terry recalled a ‘boxing match’ between the pair that had everyone in stitches during a pre-season tour in 2014 shortly after signing from Atletico Madrid.
Sharing the clip on Twitter, he wrote: “After this I knew we would win the league. What a Legend. I’m crying watching this.”
Costa can be seen scrapping McCulloch before he brings him to the floor and ends the play fight to howls of laughter from the squad.
In the Twitter thread, Terry, who is one of Chelsea’s best ever players with five Premier League titles and a Champions League crown to his name, was asked what he thought of Costa as a teammate.
The former England captain was full of praise for the striker.
“Genuinely a top guy. I loved him because he gave everything, every single day for our club. He cared and was an unbelievable player.”
Costa was a cold-blooded killer in front of goal for Chelsea and also played a big role in a Carabao Cup victory, netting the second in League Cup victory over Spurs at Wembley in 2015.
However, he left Chelsea after falling out with manager Antonio Conte in 2017 and headed back to Atletico Madrid, before joining Athletic Mineiro last summer.
But he terminated his contract in January and has been a free agent since, with Wolves taking the decision to bring him back to the Premier League.