Spain and Chelsea striker Diego Costa has said that he does not want to be part of any selection controversy and that he is eager to score a goal for La Roja.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had urged Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque to not to select Diego Costa for upcoming Euro 2016 qualifying games but the La Roja boss ignored the advice of Mou to select the player for the two games. And Diego Costa said that he is eager to score for Spain in Euro qualifiers. Costa claimed that he wants to keep himself away from the controversial comments made by Mourinho.
Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS, Diego Costa said that: “I don’t like to be in the middle of controversy. What I want most is to succeed for Spain. So far it has not gone too well and I want to do well here. I have not scored, nor have I had many chances. There is work to do for the first goal but it makes me excited.”
Costa also revealed that he is recovered from his injury now and he is feeling better. “I had some problems but I’m getting better. I am better. The coach knows that I had some problems during the week. I have put up with this but I’m getting better all the time, I hope I don’t have a problem. I’m eager to score for Spain. When there is an opportunity, I will be there.”
Diego Costa also said that despite of his comments earlier, Mourinho did not say anything to him about international call-up. “The coach has not said anything to me. The decisions are the ones that I take. Although the coach and the coaching staff too. If I get injured in the game it will be worse but if I do I am not going to feel bad about it.”
Costa was not picked by Del Bosque for a game against Macedonia. But the Chelsea forward stressed that it was because of the injury reasons and had no relation with his poor display during the World Cup in Brazil. “There are times what you can play with risk. So I did not play against Macedonia, for example. You have to be careful. With Atlético my injury had not healed, but bit by bit I am getting much better.”
Meanwhile, Costa also took the opportunity to speak about his new club Chelsea, saying that everything is going pretty well. “Things are going very well. I’m very happy.”
Costa also said that he is forming a great partnership with fellow new recruit Cesc Fabregas at Chelsea. “It is going very well with him but I have to find that connection here as well. He is very talented, we know each other quite well and hopefully we can create a lot of goals together.”