“I am very happy here because they have received me like a brother,” he said.
However, Costa’s next words also made it clear that although he has chosen to play his football for Spain, his heart still lies with his homeland.
“I am and feel Brazilian and that is never going to change. I am from Sergipe state in the heart of the country and in my home in Madrid I maintain Brazilian customs and that is not going to change.”
“I want to win the World Cup for Spain, but if we can’t win then I hope Brazil do,” said the striker.
Costa’s presence in the squad had been placed in doubt by a hamstring injury he has been carrying for the past month and which forced him out of the Champions League final after just nine minutes.
Del Bosque waited until the last moment before taking him, but Costa has taken part in recent training sessions.
“Physically I am all right and I am very motivated to play in the World Cup, I am going to hold nothing back,” he confirmed. (Fifa 15 Coins)