Vicente del Bosque on Diego Costa’s Spain struggles

Diego Costa attempting an overhead volley

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has commented on Chelsea striker Diego Costa’s struggles for the national team.

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque feels that Chelsea striker Diego Costa is too keen to make an impression for the national team.

The Brazilian-born frontman has become the first striker in Spanish history to go six games since his debut without finding the net for La Roja as he fired another blank in the recent 2-1 defeat to Slovakia.

The 26-year-old’s form for his national team is in stark contrast to his record with the Blues, for whom he has notched a whopping nine Premier League goals in his first seven games for the club.

When asked for a possible reasoning behind his striker’s lack of form, Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque said that he feels that his club form could be working against him and his desire to please adds extra pressure.

“For us he’s been unlucky, but he’s the leading goalscorer in the Premier League and last year he scored a lot of goals for Atlético Madrid. Maybe being so keen to please and to do things well is weighing on his shoulders.” He said, quoted by the Spanish publication AS.

Costa’s decision to represent Spain instead of his native Brazil caused a huge amount of controversy ahead of the World Cup.

In one particular incident where Costa represented former club Atletico Madrid in a clash with Valencia at the Mestalla stadium, a torrent of abuse towards the striker could be heard raining down from the stands.

The new Stamford Bridge idol, however, is made of thick skin and with the ability he possesses it surely won’t be long until he turns his form around and proves to the Spanish public why he’s one of the best in the business.

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