‘I’d Be Praised If I Played For Barcelona Or Real Madrid’ Unfairly Treated Diego Costa Says
Costa added that people would have praised his performance is he were playing for one of the 2 top clubs in Spain.
The Stamford Bridge superstar set-up Spain’s first goal, as he assisted David Silva who helped Julen Lopetegui’s men to a 2-0 win over Belgium.
Costa came as second-half substitute as a replacement for injured Alvaro Morata, but the 27-year-old Brazil born Spanish international felt that he was once again unfairly treated by the media.
Costa has constantly been at the receiving end of media criticism, sometimes for his on-field antics, while others just for being his natural self.
“If I were a Real Madrid or Barca player, you would say I played well,” the Chelsea star said.
“I did bad games. But even if I don’t score, the truth must be said. I missed the goals but they will arrive.
“Media don’t lie many times when they say I have not done great things with the national team. But you have to say it as well when I play well.”
Costa has made eleven appearances for the Spanish national team scoring just once, while he failed to score for Brazil in his 2 appearances for the South American side.
“I think this one has been my best game with the national team. Not like other times when I leave hurt,” Costa said.
“It’s my bad because sometimes I f*** it, but other times some people make a storm out of a little thing.”
Morata was substitued as a precaution, as Spain prepare to face Liechtenstein in a 2018 World Cup qualifier match on Monday.