Eden Hazard has revealed that he would like to see exiled Diego Costa back in a Chelsea shirt, report the London Evening Standard.
Hazard and Costa have enjoyed many great memories together. Both were influential in Chelsea’s title-triumphs in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 campaigns. The prospect of seeing them back on the field of play together is mouth-watering – but is it realistic?
The London Evening Standard claim that Costa remains in his native Brazil and is refusing to return to Chelsea training following the collapse of his proposed return to former employers Atletico Madrid. This is despite the Blues including him in their 25-man Premier League squad.
Whether or not Costa can put aside his differences with Antonio Conte and report for training at Cobham remains to be seen, but Hazard has revealed that he’d love to see it happen.
The London Evening Standard quote Hazard, who describes just how much he enjoyed playing alongside the combative Spaniard:
“Diego? We spend three years together and we won everything, not the Champions League but we won the League. It was a pleasure to play with him.”
Hazard went onto become the first Chelsea player to openly reveal that he’d love to see Costa back in a Chelsea shirt, but admitted that he doesn’t have a say on the matter, as the London Evening Standard report:
“I want him back but you know I don’t make the decision. But he is a top guy, a top player.”