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Winning the title is far more important than my goalscoring record: Diego Costa

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4.47K   //    17 Jan 2015, 10:26 IST
The Spaniard has notched up 15 goals in 18 matches for Chelsea

Chelsea striker, Diego Costa is sitting on top of the Premier League goalscoring charts with 15 goals. However, the Spaniard is not worried about the tally as he wants to win the title, ahead of any personal accolade.

In an official statement on the club’s website, he said, “Of course it is nice to be the top scorer but when I came here my aim was to win the league.”

He added, 'The most important thing is the club going well, like we did in the other leagues I played in, and it would be nice at the end of the season to see the team doing well as well as the individual.

'Fifteen goals is a good mark and I hope to improve it, but more important than my goals is the team is winning.'

The 26-year old went on to thank fellow Chelsea teammates, who have been assisting him on a consistent basis.

Costa said, ”If my first goal didn’t come in the first few games I would have still been confident.That is because the team we have is such a great one and the ability of the players that play in midfield and feed the striker is very high, so I always knew goals would come.”

The structure of the club is one of the best in the world: Costa

He also thanked the club for making him feel a part of the football club from the word go. Costa said, “Everyone has welcomed me here very well, there are a lot of Brazilians as well as Spanish people and all the staff are really friendly.”

‘It is always nice to have a good sense of humour. It is always nice to have a good, positive changing room where you can leave any problems behind when you get here, but it is not just me - there are also other characters in the changing room who are really funny like Didier and Eden.

He spoke more about the dressing room and how it helped him stay positive, “With a united changing room and a positivity, the great character from all the individuals, it makes it easier. Especially because the season is going well, that helps a lot to have good moods among ourselves and we see the individual qualities. A changing room that is really happy and positive is halfway to a title, it is always good to have that.”

Costa would be hoping to increase his goal tally this weekend as Chelsea face-off against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

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