Diego Costa’s a pretty controversial character but the Atletico Madrid striker got it spot on after Spain’s thrashing of Argentina on Wednesday.
Costa scored the opener as Julen Lopetegui’s side inflicted a heavy defeat on Argentina who were once again without Lionel Messi due to injury.
There’s a pretty tired argument that Messi has to win the World Cup to be considered the greatest, but Costa got it spot on after the game when he was asked about the Barca star.
“In Argentina, they criticize Messi a lot but look at what happened today, you can see how it is when Messi isn’t there,” he said.
“Without Messi, it’s another thing. You don’t criticize someone like Messi.
“What people should do is give thanks for him. When Messi is not playing, Argentina transform into another team. Our style is different if we face Messi.”
Source | Mundo Albiceleste
Argentina look in a bit of a mess if Wednesday’s showing is anything to go by and the performance will only increase the pressure on Messi ahead of the World Cup.