Diego Costa talks Champions League ambition at Chelsea

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Diego Costa has final demons to banish in the Champions League.

This summer Chelsea snapped up Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid and with good reason. The Brazilian born Spanish international had just come off the back of an excellent season in Spain - in which Los Colchoneros had reached the Champions League final and been crowned Spanish champions.

Unfortunately for him he played a very small part in that final.

Leading into the game it was rumoured he would be out of the game with a hamstring problem. But Diego Simeone risked it. Costa ended up limping out of the game, and his Atletico Madrid career, after just nine minutes of football.

Now he is at Chelsea however he will have his eyes on helping Jose Mourinho to a third title - his first in charge of Chelsea.

He has been speaking to Champions magazine this week, the official reporters of the Champions League.

He was asked about the final last season and he answered, elaborating on his future plans among Europe's elite:

"It was really tough, because we were already winning in the last seconds of the game and then Madrid scored that goal... it was brutal.

"Perhaps if we had lost the final in a different matter, maybe we wouldn't have suffered so much.

"However, I have to keep working hard, I still have many years ahead of me in my career, so I hope I will be able to play in another final - to have another opportunity to win this competition."

Costa is back in action for Chelsea after time off with a hamstring problem and stomach bug - and the fans will be excited to see him scoring goals again.

Costa will hope to take Chelsea to the Champions League final for a second personal season in a row this term. He will then hope to last more than nine minutes.

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