The Portuguese boss hopes that Costa’s omission from the Spain squad will help him overcome fitness issues…
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hopes that Diego Costa’s omission from the Spain squad will give him enough rest to get over his injury problems, report the Daily Mail.
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Costa has been left out of the squad for Spain’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus and their friendly with Germany.
The 26-year-old has been hit by several injuries since arriving at Stamford Bridge. However this hasn’t slowed down his goalscoring, with the forward grabbing ten goals already this season.
Mourinho is hoping that the international break will aid Costa and that by the time the Premier League resumes the Spaniard will be fully fit and able to continue his goalscoring form.
The Special One said: “I think Spain made a fantastic decision not just for us but for them. He has 15 days to get to the top of his game and when they need him they will get a good Diego not a bad one.”
Costa’s compatriot Cesc Fabregas is also carrying an injury and the Chelsea boss expects him to return from the Spain squad once they have assessed him.
He addedL “Fabregas gambled and I gambled. He can join up with Spain but he will be back (as he is not fit).”
Chelsea’s next game is against West Brom on November 22. They will be looking to stay unbeaten and extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.