Chelsea Striker Diego Costa Insists He Is Not An Injury Risk

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Stamford Bridge ace confident of coming through internationals unscathed.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has insisted that he is not putting his fitness at risk by taking part in Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifiers despite his recent injury problems, the Daily Express reports.

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Costa has hit the ground running since his £32m summer move from Atletico Madrid, scoring nine in his opening seven Premier League outings, despite struggling with a hamstring problem.

And recently Blues boss Jose Mourinho revealed that the 25-year-old is on a minimalist training regime to help him cope and let Spain know in no uncertain terms that he should be using the international break to rest and recover.

However, Costa was called up to face Slovakia and Luxembourg and insisted that he is ready to play his part for his adopted nation.

“I’m here ready to play,” he said. “I’ve had some problems but it’s getting better,” he said.

“I’ve already played three games in a week and the coach (Del Bosque) knows that I carry some problems but I will treat them during the week.”

He added: “I don’t want to be in the middle (of Spain and Chelsea). Mourinho has not told me anything.

“One has to take into account that many times I am the one that makes the decision depending on how I feel.

“Here I have the confidence of the coach, the technical team, and if there is a problem I tell them.

“If I’m here and I’m injured then I don’t play because it would be worse.”

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