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Sunday 17 December 2017

Diego Costa curses injury luck: 'I really wanted to prove my worth for Spain'

Chelsea's Diego Costa has defended his combative approach as he prepares to return from suspension
Chelsea's Diego Costa has defended his combative approach as he prepares to return from suspension

Diego Costa is cursing his luck that injuries have once again prevented him from representing Spain.

The Chelsea striker has been ruled out for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and the international friendly against Holland four days later with a hamstring injury that he suffered in a 3-2 win over Hull on Sunday.

"I was in good form, I thought everything was finally going to work out," Costa said. "You always arrive (to the national team) with some aches.

"But this time, I would have arrived without any pain. "I really wanted to prove my form and my worth... but again it (injury) happened."

The Brazil-born forward, who has scored one goal in seven appearances for Spain, also missed games against Belarus and Germany in November because of a hamstring problem.

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