Spain’s Diego Costa is set to make his debut for his “naturalised” country (as they say in Portuguese… uff, Brazil!) against Italy tomorrow.
“It was a complicated decision at the time. But it was a choice that I gave a lot of thought to and I tried to do the right thing,” he explained, regarding his decision to pick Spain over Brazil at the World Cup. “Spain showed an interest and I felt wanted. If they thought that I could be important to them, considering the team they have, then it’s a privilege.”
Meanwhile, the team Costa should have picked – Brazil – are now busy at their training camp in one of the best countries in the world, South Africa.
Interestingly, this international week is a last chance for many players to prove their worth and scream “PICK ME!” to the coaches ahead of the World Cup in Brazil in June and July.