By Adebayo Williams
Chelsea striker Diego Costa has played down the argument with teammate Pedro Rodriguez during their 2-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. The Spaniard had yelled at his colleague for chastising him after a broken move while the Blues tried to claw back their way from two goals.
The pair argued for several minutes before eventually appearing to shake hands and Costa is adamant that their relationship did not suffer any lasting damage.
“Nothing happened,” the former Atletico Madrid striker told the International Business Times.
“We have a great understanding with each other. When you have a trusted relationship and intimacy with a team-mate, it is normal for these things to happen.
“It was just a moment during the game and that’s it. It was nothing.
“I told him: ‘You have to get in there, why didn’t you go?’ He said ‘I went’ and I said he didn’t. That’s it.
“Pedro is my brother and we love each other.”
Tottenham ended Chelsea’s 13-match unbeaten run and cut their lead at the top of the table to six.