Chelsea legend Didier Drogba has said that the club’s £32 million summer signing Diego Costa is exactly what the Stamford Bridge side needed to take them to another level, and that he feels the player has a lot of similarities to him from when he first arrived in the Premier League, as reported by the Daily Star.
Costa has begun his life in English football in immense form, scoring seven goals in only four appearances for the Blues. They have romped to top spot in the Premier League, winning all four of their games thus far, and the clinical nature of Costa’s play has played a big role in that.
Drogba also arrived this summer on a free transfer, returning to the club where he first made his name. Looking at his new teammate, he has praised him effusively, but also said that he has the potential to become a hero, given that he shares many of the same characteristics as the Ivorian striker.
He said: “Like me, he came to this level a little bit late. When I look at him, I can see the desire to win every challenge, to score goals. He’s very good.
“He’s hungry for goals and that’s the best thing for a team like us.
“I think for him to start the season in England, coming from Spain, which is a very different league, and to recreate the same thing he was doing at Atletico, is fantastic.
“He’s really good and he’s enjoying playing here and being with us.
“That’s the best feeling he could have. He’s the striker we needed this season.”