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‘Costa Proved He’s A Great Player’ Spain Boss Julen Lopetegui After Dominant Win

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Finally Diego Costa has managed to break the jinx, as the Chelsea striker found the net twice in Spain’s 8-0 win over Liechtenstein.

Spain boss Julen Lopetegui also came out in support of the player, praising the 27-year-old for his incredible efforts on the field. Lopetegui said that Costa has proved that he is a great player, adding that attackers are judged on the basis of number of goals they score and Costa proved it by scoring two goals.

Spain vs Liec

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Costa has struggled to adapt to Spain’s playing style, as the former Brazil international had scored just 1 goal for the La Roza before this.

“In the end, the players are all master of their own destiny,” Lopetegui said at a news conference. “We try to help the players, but Diego is a great player and he showed as much today [Monday].

“Of course, attackers are judged on so much more than goals, but we are happy for Diego – and for Alvaro – that he scored two goals.”

Julen Lopetegui

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Earlier Costa had claimed that he was unfairly treated by the Spanish press due to him not being a native Spanish.

However, a good run in the game saw Costa’s mood lighten as, “Not just the coach, but my team-mates always support me as well,” Costa said.

“I can only thank my team-mates. They never let me down and always support me.

“Things are going well for me at the moment.

“Sometimes bad things happen and an attacker needs goals. I got involved more and I knew the goals would come.”

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