One stop on the Stamford Bridge stadium tour is the home dressing room, where, as the tour guide helpfully tells everyone, there is no other language permitted than English. In a multi-national squad and coaching staff, it is obviously a reasonable policy to agree on a single language of communication. That said, when I heard that, I couldn’t help but chuckle — though I decided not to be a pedantic smartass and pipe up that actually, we know that Diego Costa barely knows any English, besides the few swearwords that every new English as a second language speaker learns before anything else.
Then again, maybe that assumption is now wrong. The latest Chelsea Unseen episode reveals that Costa does know at least one English word: sorry. What prompted him to go medieval on the training ground equipment is anyone’s guess — some people just want to watch the world burn after all — but once he realized that he actually broke a couple gates, he was quick to apologize.
Meanwhile, the rest of the players had a slightly better and happier reaction to the great weather in London this week, enjoying a bit of training under the sunshine and a visit from old friend Claudio Ranieri, who shared a nice moment with his former player and now current Chelsea U18 coach, Jody Morris. Plus, David Luiz tells a funny-looking story.
This week’s episode, perhaps taking a bit of inspiration from Liverpool’s best-in-class tunnel cam, also features a few scenes from Wednesday’s game, letting us bask in slow-motion Hazard and Alonso and Pedro.
(Can we have tunnel cam next season yet?)