A shocking turn of events at Chelsea training yesterday as Jose Mourinho, football manager, talked to one of his players. About football.
Onlookers gasped in shock and horror, as Mourinho engaged striker Diego Costa in one-on-one conversation and talked about tactics and, presumably, movement, and something about scoring goals. With shaking hands and thumbs, they tried to record it all on their smartphones, but suddenly all devices failed and went silent. A powerful meeting of football minds like Mourinho and Costa can often produce spontaneous extra-body electromagnetic events.
Mourinho instigated the one-on-one chat with Costa at Chelsea's Cobham training ground...
It is understood that the discussion was purely about football and tactics, rather than Costa's attitude on or off the pitch, which has been called into question in recent weeks. Rather than focusing on Costa's anger at being left on the substitutes' bench for the draw against Tottenham Hotspur, during which he tossed his bib in frustration, Mourinho has criticised the 27-year-old for failing to be in the right place at the right time to convert chances.
The cheek of him, really, to talk such nonsense when they should be discussing best partying spots (in Istanbul where his future loan club Galatasaray play) and bib-throwing techniques. You know the important things.