I am Brazilian, and that is not going to change, but I want to win the World Cup with Spain.
Do I enjoy the aggression of English football? No. I like to play football. I like to score goals. I like to do things well.
I started playing football on the streets; I grew up playing football on the streets with my friends, and that’s why I was brought up the way I was. That’s the school I had – the street football.
In Brazil, if you have a son, the first thing you give him is a football. That’s the first gift – so my dad was no different.
There are managers who always say what people want to hear. I think that’s not good.
If you do not have the team behind you, then you can’t do things on your own. It all depends on the team.
In life, anything can happen, and I do not close the door to anything.
Diego Costa Quotes On Family
Afterwards, when the match is over, I have my family and my friends. I have fun like a normal person.
Obviously, I have to enjoy all I have. People depend on you, and now I can look back at everything I’ve gone through to get here with a different perspective.
Work goes well if you give your best with the guy beside you.
The bottom line is that sometimes the little things I do on the pitch provoke exaggerated reactions.
As we say, finals are not to play them, they are to win them.
I train all week just to play for 90 minutes. I love playing games, and so during those 90 minutes, it’s always 100 per cent.
Diego Costa Quotes On Pitch
I consider myself a player who fights and gives everything on the pitch. Those who know me and appreciate those values understand what I say.
Goals are what count for me. It’s not about a battle with defenders. Fighting hard, giving everything and working hard on the field you have to combine with the goals you score. It doesn’t matter if defenders want to battle with me or not; I will just be trying to do my job as well as I possibly can.
People ended up not thinking much of me. They saw me as a bit of a troublemaker. It’s important to change people’s impressions.
I have a go at defenders, and they have a go at me. We argue… Whatever happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.
I wished I could go back to Atletico; I’m not going to lie.
Life has many turns.
I have to be scoring goals and playing well to get in the team because, if not, others who are in better form will play.
Always, when things don’t go the way that everyone expects, people – the supporters as well – always look for someone to blame. In some cases, they blame the players.
I think it’s really important for managers to be liked by his players because ultimately, on the pitch, those players will give everything for their manager.
Diego Costa Quotes On Character
I haven’t done great things for Spain – I can’t lie – but when I play well, they should say so. They criticise me for my character, but I also have quality.
My mindset is always to be victorious, to win the match.
When a game comes around, that’s the time to be serious. During the week, the training sessions are serious, but away from there, you have to relax and switch off.
It’s important to be right physically.
You just have to be prepared because in the Premier League, you are not always going to have more than once chance to score. When it comes your way, you have to be ready to take that chance. If you’re not calm, you know it might not come again.
When we go to the pitch, that’s all we want to do – we want to win – and when the game finishes, if you win, you go home happy.
You always have to know that you are going to leave everything on the pitch, every drop of sweat, to help the team win the game.
Diego Costa Quotes On Player
I have always seen Drogba as the example to follow in terms of a centre-forward. He was strong and scored loads of goals, and he was a quality player.
I want to win and always have done since I was small. I don’t know if it’s in my blood or just my personality.
I always wanted to win. Everyone has a bit of that in them, but I have even more of a will to win. Sometimes I might go overboard, whereas there are others who, yes, they want to win, but if they don’t, it’s no big deal for them. Diego Costa
If I go on to the pitch, do things well and the fans love me and my team-mates, too, we take on that energy which can change a game.
Check my records: you’ll find I’ve never caused a bad injury to a player.
In England, the referees don’t call many fouls, as opposed to Spanish football. Consequently, you must be really strong all through the 90 minutes.
Don’t put wings on me; I am no angel.
If I change in any way, I’m not going to be the same player.
The key for me is to score goals and win trophies.