Chelsea striker Diego Costa has stated he hates to lose and agrees to finding it hard to contain his emotions on the pitch.
The Spain international has been booked three times in Chelsea’s four EPL matches and has been criticised for his attitude on the field.
However, he insists his attitude on the field of play is down to his rejuvenation under Antonio Conte.
“When we go to the pitch, we want to win, that’s all we want to do. And when the game finishes, if you win, you go home happy,” Costa told the club’s official magazine.
“If I lose a game, it’s a different frame of mind when I finish the match. I go home and I feel upset. So you always have to know that you are going to leave everything on the pitch, every drop of sweat, to help the team win the game.
“I don’t like losing, I don’t like to be in a losing position and I show this a lot. I demonstrate on the pitch.
“I believe my colleagues feel the same about losing, but everyone shows it differently on the pitch and I show a lot of spirit in not wanting to lose a game. We always have to show our character on the pitch, and I show my feelings.”