By Tim Hanlon
He was a revelation in La Liga last season, hitting 36 goals, as Atletico won the league and reached the Champions League final, and he will be an important addition to Spain’s armoury as they look to retain the World Cup.
“Scolari never called me by telephone. The only coach that Ispoke with was Del Bosque who showed interest in me, invited me for a meal and made me realise that I was in his plans,” Costa told reporters in Washington, where Spain are preparing for the World Cup.
“I was going to call him up for the World Cup. Was I wrong? I don’t know,” Scolari told O Estado de Sao Paulo. “He would be at the World Cup with Brazil. I spoke to him two times about it.
“The problem is that there are other interests behind everything. With Diego Costa a Spanish citizen it opens doors in Europe.” (Reuters)