DIEGO COSTA has opened up about his feisty exchange with teammate Pedro during Chelsea’s 2-0 loss at Tottenham.
But Costa says there is no bad blood between the Spain duo.
He told IBTimes UK: “Nothing happened. We have a great understanding with each other.
“When you have a trusted relationship and intimacy with a teammate it is normal for these things to happen. It was just a moment during the game, and that’s it.
“It was nothing. I told him: “You have to get in there, why didn’t you go?” He said “I went” and I said he didn’t.
“That’s it. Pedro is my brother and we love each other.”
Costa also echoed Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness in saying he was pleased with his team’s efforts and they are still very much favourites for the title.
The striker commented: “We have to be aware that we have lost just one game in the last 14.
“The boss knew that this moment could come. But the important thing is that the team have fought to get a result.
"We are hurting, but there is a great spirit in the dressing room. We are not happy when we lose, but that's it.
"We were playing against a great rival and in their own home. We already knew it was going to be a difficult game."
Costa could soon face increased competition up front with Chelsea mulling a bid for £85m Fiorentina star Federico Bernardeschi, who has been billed as the new Roberto Baggio.