Vicente del Bosque says he will be "stubborn" over calling up Diego Costa for international duty, even as Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho continues to blame Spain for the striker's continuing injury issues.
Costa, 26, has missed his club's four most recent games since the international break due to a hamstring issue, although he is expected to return to face Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday. The former Atletico Madrid player was also briefly hospitalised due to a stomach virus during...
Jose Mourinho thinks Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is the man to blame for Diego Costa's recent injury troubles.
Costa began the season in prolific fashion, scoring nine goals in seven matches, but he has missed Chelsea's last three fixtures because of a persistent hamstring injury.
The former Atletico Madrid man had also been suffering from a cold in the build-up to Sunday's match against Manchester United, but Mourinho revealed it was injury, rather than illness that ruled the 32 million pounds...
Spain international Andres Iniesta will miss Barcelona's next four matches after straining his right calf, AS reports.
Iniesta had been withdrawn in the 72nd minute of Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Saturday after suffering discomfort in his right calf and, while Barca have not yet officially revealed the extent of the injury, a medical test carried out on Sunday revealed his condition will require a recovery period of approximately three weeks.
"I start my recovery to be ready as soon...
Spain assistant coach Toni Grande has said it would have been "crazy" to follow Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's wishes and rest striker Diego Costa for their most recent Euro 2016 qualifiers.
Speaking ahead of Spain's games against Slovakia and Luxembourg, Mourinho urged Spain coach Vicente del Bosque to allow the in-form centre-forward to rest and recover from a groin problem.