José Mourinho believes Costa’s goal against Norwich came at a time the striker needed it and has lifted a huge weight off his shoulders.
Costa ended his barren run of 604 minutes without a goal, when he scored the winner in the 64th minute against Norwich.
And now Mourinho has backed Costa to score mor goals and put behind the dry spell he is undergoing.
“With so many pundits in the papers, on the television and on the radio, some of them are strikers and know the feeling,” he said.
“You don’t score goals, you get heavier. Every game that you don’t score goals, you have five kilos more.
“You get heavy and the pressure is there.
“First half he misses two chances – the second one in the last minute is really a big one – so it was important for him [to score], important for us.
“He’s working well, he’s a happy guy. He tries everything, he’s positive.
“If I had to choose somebody to score the winning goal, I would go exactly with him.”