Spain went to great lengths in order to persuade Diego Costa to represent them at international level.
This was on the back of his impressive campaign with Atletico Madrid. However, the striker has been disappointing – at least on the international scene – ever since making his appearance for Spain. The biggest disappointment came at the World Cup 2014 when the striker failed to score even a single goal in the group stages and it saw the world champions suffer a meek exit. Since his debut in 2014, the striker has made nine appearances in all competitions but has scored only one goal.