‘Life after Diego Costa’

Brazil’s technical director Carlos Alberto Parreira believes that his nation doesn’t need Diego Costa to be successful.

The Atletico Madrid striker has opted to represent his adoption Spain, rather than the South American country, despite playing two friendlies for the Selecao.

The board member however, has insisted that the World Cup hosts can do just as well without the forward.

“Diego Costa has been with us once, even twice he actually played,” Parreira told reporters.

“And then for a certain period we didn’t select him because we had to look at so many other players, but he was in our sight.

“Then, when we decided to bring him back for the Confederations Cup, he had already made the decision as he was invited for the Spain national team. 

“He made his decision and we have to respect it. He is not a Brazilian player any more. He made his decision to play for Spain, but Brazil will survive without him, don’t worry. 

“He is a good player, we would like to have him but we are not going to be crying and say how we miss him. There is life after him.”

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