Chelsea’s hit man Diego Costa will be missing Spain next Europe 2016 qualifier against Luxembourg on October 9 due to suspension. The 26-year old Brazilian who chose to play for Spain rather than Brazil, picked up yellow card in the first half match against Macedonia.
The powerful striker confirmed the news while speaking to AS;
“I’m suspended against Luxembourg? It’s the first I’ve heard about it,”
Costa has managed to score just one goal in nine appearances for the La Roja since he was granted Spain citizenship in 2014.
Speaking to the media after the victory over Macedonia, the brutal striker acknowledges the fact that he has to work extra hard now, in order to remain relevant for the La Roja. .
“I’ve got a lot to improve and I’ve got to start scoring goals,” said Costa.
“There will be no lack of effort on my part. I’ll keep working hard at my club to improve. I am always filled with ambition whenever I get called for the national team.
“On a personal level I am not happy because I didn’t manage to score, although I’m happy with the victory. We’ve gained three points which are important for our qualification.”
Spain coach Del Bosque will now have to choose from the likes of Alvaro Negredo, Paco Alcacer and Alvaro Morata to replace the Brazil born star in the starting line-up game against Luxembourg.
Although the former Real Madrid striker Morata is currently nursing a calf injury which has ruled him out for the start of the season at Juventus, however he will be expected to return to full fitness before Spain next match.