Diego Costa backs Falcao to shine

The Colombian international joined the Blues on a season long loan deal and his former teammate at Atletico Madrid has praised his teammate 

Diego Costa is glad to be reunited with Radamel Falcao and says that he is glad that the striker did not do well with Manchester United last season as it would have made it nearly impossible for him to be reunited with the player.

Costa who signed last summer from Atletico Madrid, says that Falcao is a big hearted guy and has had a really positive influence in the dressing room before adding that he will be a huge success at the club.

“I’ve spent a couple of seasons with Falcao and I reckon things went fairly well,” he said.

“He did a lot for me and he’s a great striker.

“He’s a top bloke too. He gets on very well with his team-mates and he will help us a lot off the field, in the dressing room. He is a really big-hearted guy and that’s the most important thing.

“I think it’s good for us that he didn’t have the best of seasons as that’s why he’s now with us.

“Radamel knows the sort of manager Mourinho is. He’s a manager who is liked by players because he trusts and backs them. He doesn’t sign a player just for the sake of it.”