Nelson Semedo is delighted that Wolves signed Diego Costa, and admits he prefers to have him as a teammate than play against him.
The full-back has been speaking about Wolves’ newest signing, who is getting his fitness up to speed.
Costa signed for the club a couple of weeks ago as a free agent following the injury blow to Sasa Kalajdzic.
The Austria international is out for the foreseeable future with an ACL injury, and so Wolves decided to move for Costa with the summer transfer window having closed.
Costa did not feature against Manchester City before the international break as he wasn’t ready.
The hope is that Costa will soon be ready to make his debut for Wolves, who have once again struggled to score goals this season.
Fans will hope he can have some kind of involvement against West Ham United on Saturday. Failing that, there is probably a good chance of him featuring against his former club Chelsea on October 7.
Costa’s move to Molineux prompted a big reaction within the football community.
He remains a high profile name, although he is not the same player as he was at Chelsea.
But Semedo reckons Wanderers have made a really good addition.
“He knows the league, he knows how to fight the defenders here and we know the type of player he is. He likes to fight for every ball and he is also very good with the ball, so he can help us a lot.
“He goes with everything. Sometimes you can get an elbow in the face or some stuff like that. But sometimes you have to do it to win the ball. I faced him a few times in Spain and I definitely prefer to have him in my team than playing against him.”
Diego Costa is the kind of signing that can breathe new life into Wolves, as Nelson Semedo sings star’s praises
It has been a disappointing start for Wolves. But the signing of Costa can potentially be a catalyst for change.
He may no longer be the world-class player he was at Chelsea. But the Spain international does know the Premier League and is sure to bring the fight.
He already seems to be a very popular figure in the dressing room judging by the behind-the-scenes content Wolves have released.
Costa is clearly a big character, and he could be someone that just reinvigorates the place.
His energy and competitive spirit may well rub off on everyone else, which would be most welcome.