“We would like to see Costa do for the national team what he does for his club.”
That’s what obviously frustrated Spain manager Vicente Del Bosque had to say when inquired about Diego Costa before the game against Luxembourg.
Fortunately, to his relief, Diego Costa’s goal drought was finally over on Sunday, when he scored his first goal for Spain in the 4-0 routing of Luxembourg. It was quite a surprise that it took 7 starts for the hunky forward to register his first goal for the national team when Costa has already scored 9(!) for Chelsea in the same number of matches.
So what was the reason behind Diego’s struggle in the red shirt?
Why did it take him so long time to make his mark with Spain?
Keeping those questions in mind, we decided to do an in-depth analysis, explaining five reasons that might be the reason for Diego Costa’s goal drought for Spain: