Costa: I owe La Roja

Diego Costa believes he owes Spain better performances as he displays thus far haven’t been up to scratch.

Costa appeared before the Press to discuss La Roja’s first game of the international break double-header, at home to Slovakia in Oviedo on Saturday.

“I think what I need is to score goals. I’m getting better physically all the time. I know I can give more and hopefully that’ll start now,” he said, AS reports.

“Not being called can happen at any time. But not by me. I know if I’m not doing well and someone else is, they’ll be called by the Coach. I only think about doing well, coming here and playing. I hope it’ll be better in these games.

“Strikers need goals and that’s what I’m missing here. When I score I’ll be more confident and then everything will be better.

“There are players of great quality here and I have no excuse. I have to do better. I know my teammates better every time. The style is different but these are great players. I need confidence. Adapting is easy.

“Of course I still feel I owe the team. I haven’t done anything. I have to repay the trust placed in me. Maybe it was anxiety but it’s important to play well now.”

Costa concluded by discussing new Chelsea teammate Pedro Rodriguez and what he offers to the side.

“A player like Pedro is necessary on any team. He’s very good,” Costa commented.

“He’s also a great person, a straightforward guy who will help us a lot.”

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