The Brazilian-born striker is yet to transform is brilliant goalscoring form for Atletico Madrid and Chelsea to the international scene since making debut for La Roja in March 2014 and there has been suggestions in the Spanish media that he doesn’t suit the style of football the 2010 World Cup winners like to play.
Costa failed to score at last summer’s major competition in Brazil as the then reigning champions of the world were knocked out at the group stage and his one and only goal for the Spaniards came in a routine 4-0 Euro 2016 qualifier victory against Luxembourg in October last year.
He drew another blank in the game against Slovakia at the weekend, but Pedro insists Costa is doing the right things and expects his struggles will be over once he finds the back of the net again:
“He’s missing a goal, but he’s in the right place, he provides solutions and the goals will arrive,” the former Barcelona forward said [via Goal].
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Costa will have a further chance to get on the scoresheet for Spain on Tuesday night as they look to maintain their place at the top of Group C with victory over Macedonia.