Diego Costa: I'd have no problem scoring against Brazil for Spain
Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa says he would have no problem scoring for Spain against Brazil in a World Cup final.
The 25-year-old was granted Spanish citizenship in July and has since expressed his desire to play for his adopted country ahead of his native Brazil should FIFA grant him permission.
The in-form striker hopes that his decision will not affect his reputation in his homeland, reports, Goal.com.
"I do not want to create problems with anyone in Brazil," Costa told Marca.
"I want people to accept my decision. Would I have a problem scoring for Spain against Brazil in the World Cup Final? No."
On the topic of a potential call up for Spain, Costa realises he is far from guaranteed a spot in the squad, despite his excellent form for Atlético so far this season.
"Vicente del Bosque has promised me nothing," he continued.
"I know I will have to work very hard to earn a call-up, and hopefully my current form will ensure that.
Finally, the striker, who is known for his controversial antics, admits he is not the best behaved, but puts it down to a tough upbringing in Brazil.
"I have come from having nothing to having everything I want," he said.
"I know what I do on the pitch isn't always right, but I am also provoked more than a lot of players. I came to Spain at a young age, with no friends or family and in a very different culture. It has not been easy."