Rob Holding has revealed what he had to say to Diego Costa during the FA Cup final clash with Chelsea back in May.
The young centre-back was handed a start in the meeting with Antonio Conte’s side at Wembley largely due to the absences of Laurent Koscielny and Gabriel.
And Holding’s discipline was certainly put to test against Diego Costa who was involved in a heated incident with the Arsenal star during the first half.
The Chelsea star appeared to have angered Holding who has now revealed what he actually said to the controversial striker.
“An expletive, then I just called him a nutter basically.” he said
“Something’s not right in his head I don’t think.
“I knew what he was going to play like, I knew he was going to try the mind games and try and throw me off my game, so I just didn’t rise to it and got back into position.
“I think he sort of tapped my chest so I think there was a little bit of respect there maybe, so he was alright.”