Del Bosque: Diego Costa thinks he's jinxed

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has no doubts about the Chelsea striker's level of commitment.

Diego Costa has officially been released from international duty with Spain on Tuesday, informs the national team website, having travelled to Madrid for medical tests, with RFEF doctors concurring with the diagnosis of medical services at Chelsea, that the player has suffered a level one hamstring tear, in the femoral biceps of his left thigh.

The striker heads back to England where he'll begin his recovery process, leaving Spain coach Vicente del Bosque lamenting the loss of an important part of his plans, with the player continually suffering misfortune when it comes to featuring for La Roja.

Speaking with radio show 'Al Primer Toque' overnight, Del Bosque praised the attitude and willingness of Costa, who insisted on travelling over to the Spanish capital, despite confidence from the national team medics in the fitness reports issued from Chelsea.

"He has a muscle tear and isn't going to play, but the lad really wanted to come, so that our medics could take a look. He wanted to present himself and ensure that nobody doubts, or lacks confidence in him."

Del Bosque continued: "As far as I'm concerned, he need not have travelled, as I have the utmost confidence in the player, so the logical thing would have been not to come, but he still wanted to be here with us."

Speaking of the misfortune Diego Costa has had, when it comes to the timing of injuries coinciding with squad calls for his country, Del Bosque revealed: "He's told me he feels like he's unlucky, that it seems as though he's jinxed. That's what he's said, along with how eager he is to get out there and play for Spain."

Sidelined for the EURO 2016 qualifier against Ukraine this Friday, along with the friendly against the Netherlands the following Monday, Diego Costa won't get another opportunity to appear for his country until mid-June, when Spain take on Belarus.

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