Diego Costa rarely ever speaks to the media. At least he used to rarely ever speak to them. He's been on a media blitz lately, talking about Mourinho, Chelsea's start, his own behaviours, and other such topics. For someone who supposedly does not like these sorts of things very much, this is certainly a great era of quotable goodness.
He has an interview with BBC's Football Focus today, in which he covers a lot of the same ground he already covered with the promo interview for the latest Assassin's Creed video game. But there's one bit that has the fantastic line mentioned at the top in it.
"I think that football has always had a passionate, aggressive side, with players giving their all. People have to get used to this. Some people seem to think football is like theatre, and that everyone has to play the good guy. But I think that you transform when you cross the white line, you're not the same person as off it. I give no quarter and I ask for none. Out there I'm going to fight for my team and do the best I can."
"Afterwards, when the match is over, I have my family and my friends. I have fun like a normal person. But on the pitch don't try and put wings on me, as I am no angel."
-Diego Costa; source: BBC
Does he come up with these lines by himself? So good!