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Jose Mourinho criticises Spain, confirms Diego Costa's Champions League absence

Jose Mourinho criticises the Spanish national team after Diego Costa was forced to sit out Chelsea's 2-1 victory over Crsytal Palace through injury.

Jose Mourinho has criticised the Spanish national setup after confirming that Diego Costa will not play in Chelsea's Champions League tie at home to Maribor on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old forward played in both of Spain's matches during the international break, but was not included in the matchday squad as Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-1 this afternoon.

Mourinho also said that Costa will play no part against Maribor on Tuesday evening.

"The only thing I can say is after Arsenal he went to national team, he played two big matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg and became in condition where he's not able to play for this club," Mourinho told reporters after the game at Selhurst Park.

"I think he'll be in great condition in mid-November to be back for the national team. That's for sure. Our medical department will take good care of him and he'll be in perfect condition.

"He will play for me when he's got free time from the national team."

The £32m signing has scored nine Premier League goals in six appearances this season.

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Jose Mourinho of Chelsea gives out instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
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