For the world champion to consider me is a great honor," Costa said. "Del Bosque has been clear and hasn't promised me anything and I don't want anything handed to me, I want to earn it. I told him I wouldn't join the team if it created problems."
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While his teammates looked distraught as he writhed on the pitch, Atletico said less than 10 minutes after the match on Twitter that "luckily Diego Costa only has a cut after hitting the post."
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