Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that he cannot see Diego Costa having any problems adapting to life in the Premier League, as reported by AS.com.
The Brazil born Spanish international scored on his debut in pre-season for Chelsea, with fellow new signing Cesc Fabregas setting him up for a goal against Olimpija Ljubljana. While Mourinho says it is good for a new striker to score on their debut for a club, he does not feel as though the striker will suffer in the Premier League.
Mourinho also confirmed that he saw Costa as the priority in the transfer market this summer.
He said: “Diego is made. Physically, mentally, Diego is an end-product. The Premier League is difficult and he knows; he is ready. To play with the Chelsea responsibilities and pressure, he knows and he is ready, too.
“I don’t think it will be difficult for him to succeed. I feel he is the right guy to help the team to win things. He just needs to work with the new players, the new team and the new coach to adapt his football to a different way of playing.”
Fabregas he pointed to as a great alternative to the midfield options already available to him at the club, and Mourinho also said that he personally spoke to the Spain international in an attempt to convince him to move to the Stamford Bridge club.
Mourinho added: “We clearly needed a player for the midfield with a different profile and we had two or three options, but, my club were fantastic with the way they killed the situation with Fabregas.
“What I did was explain to the player what I want from him, explain to the player what was waiting for him, tried to make the player believe that the move was the perfect move for him.
He also said that Filipe Luis gives him the left-back he felt the club needed, saying: “We always felt that Filipe was a very stable player and one which gave us multi-solutions because I can play Azpi right-back and Ivanovic centre-back because of Filipe.”