Chelsea forward Diego Costa admits this season has not been good for him and insists he needs to improve his work rate to become prolific for both Club and Country.
The 27-year-old has faced a difficult life in the Premier League this term, which he starred Chelsea to clinch last season.
However, he was able to force a goal which deflected off Ivan Marcano, which broke the deadlock before Willian’s goal extended the lead in their Champions League clash with Porto FC on Wednesday night which helped them top Group G.
Costa was very instrumental for Chelsea last season and managed to net 18 goals in mid January but his performance this season has come under increased scrutiny due to lack goal scoring for his side and Diego Costa who has scored five goals for both Club and Country is aware of his backslide.
“I have to improve a bit. The start of the season has not been good for me, not in how I have played nor in goals.”
“I know I have to be better to go to Euro 2016 with Spain. I have to work hard and fight but I know I have time to improve and I hope I will,” he spoke to Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
The Spain international’s behaviour is nothing to write home about this term as his side struggle to replicate their fine form they display last season.
Recently, Diego Costa threw a bib in the direction of manager Jose Mourinho when he was warming the bench in the Tottenham Hotspur game, which raised eye brow and became talking point to many pundits and football enthusiast across the globe.
The Blues have 15 points from 15 matches and are 14th in the league table, 14 points off third-placed Man City and 17 points adrift of league leaders and their next Monday opponent Leicester City.