Costa: I owe Spain my allegiance

Diego Costa has revealed he committed his international future to Spain over Brazil because he believes he owes his adopted home more.

I hope people understand and respect my decision because it has been very difficult.

It was very difficult to choose between the country where you were born and the country that has given you everything.

I looked at everything and saw that it was right and best to play for Spain because this is where I have done everything. All that I have in my life was given to me by this country.

I have a special affection. Here I feel very appreciated for all that I do and I feel the love of the people.

– Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa

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