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Mourinho dismisses Diego Costa's Atlético comments

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Hold onto your hats, more common sense coming your way faster than even the latest nonsense rumors can be created about Mourinho praising Jaime Vardy's rise from non-league to Premier League top scorer.  Actually, that's a lie, those stories are plentiful as well.

But back to the topic at hand.  Here's Jose Mourinho responding when asked what Diego Costa's comments about a possible return to Atlético Madrid at some indeterminate point mean for the striker's Chelsea future.

"He didn't say that [he's not settled in London]. He said that in football you never know."

"Filipe Luis was one example. He could also say Fernando Torres, another example. Atletico is a great club, La Liga is a great league, so why should a 28-year-old player not think it is possible to go back? I don't see a problem."

"He is happy here. He has, I think, three more years under contract. I see him staying at Chelsea for three more years, no problem."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Sky

If Jose ever wants to go into punditry, he's going to have to learn to drop this whole common sense act and stick to sensationalism.  That said, Mourinho doesn't think Diego will be here forever or become the next Drogba ... which, well, in football, you never know, right?

"Drogba was here for 10 years. I don't see Diego playing till he is 38."

-Jose Mourinho; source: ESPN

Mourinho's bad relationship with the ages of his strikers continues — Diego Costa is only 27; also did you know that Samuel Eto'o, currently a player/coach at Antalyaspor is leading the Turkish league in goalscoring? — though I'm sure this latest comment won't be thrown back in his face at any point.  Ha ha, no I'm not.