Spain drew 2-2 to Colombia in a friendly game in Murcia, and after the game, members of the Press approached Diego Costa to get a comment on the game and ask about his own future. What they heard, was definitely much-much more than what they expected and hoped for.
I had a simple little message on my mobile from Conte in which he said that he isn’t counting on me for next season
the Spain international told reporters.
It will be because I’ve done badly this year. It’s a shame. I’ve forwarded the message on to the people at the club for them to decide but it’s clear that the coach isn’t counting on me and he doesn’t want me there
the Chelsea striker said as well, before… declaring himself available.
I’m on the market and so I’m looking for a team. If the coach doesn’t want you, you have to leave
were his words. Where could he go? Atletico Madrid cannot sign anyone this summer due to the ban imposed on them by FIFA, the earliest they can bring new players in is coming January, which complicates things.
It would be nice to go back to Atletico, but I have to think everything over. There’s a World Cup in 2018 and I need to play
Costa said, but, just when it looked that Atletico stand no chance to get him back, he left the window wide open, saying
being four or five months without playing is tough, but people know that I love my Atletico team-mates a lot, I love living in Madrid.