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Chelsea boss Conte tells Diego Costa: Forget the press!

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told Diego Costa to ignore critical media pundits.

Costa criticised the Spanish media last week, claiming he does not get a fair crack of the whip because he does not play for Real Madrid or Barcelona.

But Conte says: “Diego must think about playing football on the pitch.

“To play with Chelsea, to play with the national team in Spain… it's ­important to be focused on the pitch. To leave the other situations.

"Those other situations are not interesting for him, for me, for Chelsea, for the fans and for the ­national team.

“I watched him, and he played a good game against Belgium and against Liechtenstein.

“It's normal, though, that if you are a forward and you score, you've had a fantastic performance. If you play well but don't score, people say the performance is not good.

“But Diego is a player who, every game, puts all of himself into the game. I like this a lot."

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