- Diego Costa has been branded as an 'animal' by former coach Jose Mourinho
- This is because of his bullish style of play when he was in the Premier League
- Costa scored 20 Premier League goals in his first season at Chelsea in 2014
Former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described Spanish footballer Diego Costa as an 'animal' while speaking during world association game.
Diego Costa is a player known for his physical and aggressive nature and he played under Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese was in charge of Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho lured Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid in 2014 and the striker went on to score 20 Premier League goals helping Chelsea to win the title.
Costa who spent three seasons at Stamford Bridge was known for his bullish style of play while in the Premier League.
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And his former manager at Chelsea feels the best word to describe the Spaniard is 'animal'.
Mourinho who last coached Manchester United was also asked to associate words with some of his former players where he named Chelsea legend John Terry a 'leader'.
Didier Drogba was hailed as a 'legend', while Michael Essien got the word 'son' from Jose Mourinho.
Cristiano Ronaldo was given the word 'goal' while his greatest rival Lionel Messi got the word 'magic'
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Jose Mourinho parted ways with Manchester United last December after two and a half years in charge of the club.
The Portuguese tactician became Red Devils boss in 2016 and at the end of the same season, he won Europa League and EFL Cup for them.
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