He was given a yellow card on Sunday, February 18 against Athletic Bilbao
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has explained that he is being hated by match officials in the Spanish La Liga after he was booked in his side’s last game.
The Spanish international star was booked on Sunday, February 18 in Atletico Madrid’s 2-0 win over visiting Athletic Bilbao.
Diego Costa has now claimed that he did nothing wrong for him to have been given a yellow card against Bilbao.
“Some of them book me for the smallest issue and it did not matter what it was but against Bilbao, the referee was going to book me no matter what.
“You can look back at the replay and analyse it, but I did not overstep the mark and did not deserve it, but there is nothing I can do about it now.
“The penalty appeal? I think it is yes, I was knocked off balance by contact from the defender when I was going to shoot so I think it was,” Costa was quoted to have said by Goal.