Del Bosque: Costa approach no insult to current strikers
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has reaffirmed his desire to select Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa for Spain, but admits that Brazil are also interested in calling up the in-form forward.
The international future of Costa has come into question in recent times as the Seleção have been reluctant to give him the call despite him scoring 10 goals in only eight starts in La Liga this season.
Although Del Bosque is keen on adding the player to his already talented squad, he does not want his decision to upset other strikers that he could call upon, such as Roberto Soldado and Alvaro Negredo, as well as Spain's record goal scorer David Villa, reports Goal.com.
"We are obliged to have a conversation with him," Del Bosque told TVE.
"He's in a difficult situation because Brazil also want to have him and he has to decide in the coming weeks.
"It's very difficult to please everyone, but calling up Diego Costa is no disrespect to the others."