Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has slammed senseless rumors that Diego Costa has a ‘harmful’ impact on the national side’s style of play. What is more he is strongly convinced that Chelsea striker plays an important role in national team.
Diego Costa has been recalled by Del Bosque for this week’s friendly match against Spain in Alicante on Friday. Chelsea striker has missed the final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine which was a kind of punishment for his clash with Gabriel and Laurent Koscielny in the last Arsenal-Chelsea match.
Spain coach has no doubts, that Costa has an enormous impact on the team but it’s definitely not the harmful one.
Del Bosque told the Guardian:
”Costa isn’t a problem for us”
”Our midfield is good on the ball, with players whose touch is good, so we need forwards who create space, who move, who commit defenders, occupy them, and Diego does that. ”
”How can Costa be harmful for us?”
“We have him so he can get in behind, run channels, pull wide”
“We’ve not had much luck with him but there’s nothing that goes against our style. Now we’re choosing between him, Morata and Paco Alcácer; in principle those are the three for the future.”