Diego Costa: 'Spain challenge far from over'

Atletico Madrid's Brazilian forward Diego da Silva Costa gives the thumbs up after scoring during the Spanish league football match Elche vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Manuel Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche on November 30, 2013
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Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa is confident that Spain can still progress from their World Cup group despite losing 5-1 to Netherlands on Friday.

Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has insisted that Spain can still progress from their World Cup group despite losing 5-1 to Netherlands on Friday.

The 25-year-old won a first-half penalty for La Roja in the Group B clash, but the European and world champions then conceded five times without reply against Louis van Gaal's side.

Costa, however, is still confident that Spain will advance from their group.

"We still have options. The good thing about life is that there is always a chance. We have to take it and fight to the end," the forward told SportYou.

"Chile is the game of our lives to stay alive in the World Cup. Nobody likes to lose and much less in the way we did. But people know that we can't give up because we still have possibilities.

"We must learn from the defeat and it can serve as a lesson to not happen again."

Costa is widely expected to join Chelsea after the World Cup.

 Arjen Robben of the Netherlands celebrates scoring the teams fifth goal with Wesley Sneijder during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Arena Fonte Nova on June 13, 2014
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