Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to continue to keep football authorities busy after admitting he will not alter his aggressive style despite being banned for three matches for stamping on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can.
Costa was charged with violent conduct by The Football Association after being found guilty of intentionally landing on the Reds player, but the Spanish international was cleared for a similar incident involving Martin Skrtel.
After missing the games against Manchester City, Aston Villa and Everton, the 26-year-old will return to the Chelsea first team for the Champions League trip to Paris Saint Germain, but upon the resumption of his season the forward has warned he will not change his style of play.
"I am getting used to getting kicked more than before," he told Sport Magazine. "Premier League defenders are really strong and physical. In England, the referees don't call many fouls, as opposed to Spanish football. Consequently, you must be really strong all through the 90 minutes.
"My fighting spirit and my resilience [is important to my career]. I approach every game with the same energy. I always think: 'I must score next game, I must score next game.' That's the way I go into the games.
"I like the challenge. My life wasn't easy, neither are my games. Every time I see a good defender I cannot wait to play against him. He might beat me, but I will learn from the experience.
"It depends on the point of view [whether I am a street footballer]. Some of the kicks I suffer in England would be punished with a red card in Spain. My challenges on the ball are strong but noble at the same time.
"If you check my records, you will find out that I've never caused a bad injury to any player. The bottom line is that sometimes the little things I do on the pitch provoke exaggerated reactions.
"But if you rewind a bit and go through what they did to me, you may have another point of view. I consider myself a player who fights and gives everything on the pitch. Those who know me and appreciate those values understand what I say.
"The fans sang my name because I know I was a bit down after receiving the ban, but I have a lot of gratitude to the Chelsea crowd. No one will stop my determination and my way of approaching the games. I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans. They have been very good to me."