Spain coach Vicente del Bosque backs Diego Costa to settle

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque believes that Diego Costa will start performing at international level sooner rather than later.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has backed Diego Costa to prove his worth to the team during their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

The striker has scored just one goal in seven games at international level after snubbing Brazil to play for La Roja one year ago.

Despite struggling to make an impact so far, Del Bosque is confident that Costa will start performing once he is more settled in the squad.

"I believe that a player who plays great with his club – both Atletico Madrid and Chelsea – cannot be damaging to the national team," he told "I'm convinced that in the next matches he will settle in to the group. He will adapt to the group and the group will adapt to him."

Spain continue their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on November 15 when they host Belarus.

Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque during the Confederations Cup against Italy on June 27, 2013
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