The striker has admitted he was concerned at his inability to find the back of the net at international level prior to opening his goalscoring account for Spain on Sunday
Sunday, October 12, 2014
The club legend has warned that a congested fixture list will stretch Carlo Ancelotti's mean but that a huge prize is within their reach
Reports had suggested the goalkeeper rejected the chance of a trial at Anfield ahead of a possible move, but Gines Carvajal has insisted such speculation is "false"
Diego Costa scored his first international goal for the reigning European champions as they returned to winning ways with a confident victory
The Brazil-born striker scored his first goal for his adopted nation to ensure la Roja bounced back from their defeat to Slovakia
In our poll the Real Madrid star beat out competition from the likes of Lionel Messi, Pele, Muhammad Ali, Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps
Vicente Del Bosque is under pressure after the shock defeat to Slovakia but will expect his side to return to winning ways on Sunday
The defender has his eyes set on a move to Turin in the future and revealed former Bianconeri star Lillian Thuram was his childhood idol
The Real Madrid shot-stopper has been sidelined in favour of Manchester United's No.1 following a string of high-profile mistakes at international level
The Real Madrid star says he is not overly concerned with receiving the award again, which he currently holds after four consecutive years where he had missed out
The Chelsea boss was effusive in his praise for his countryman, saying there will not be a player like him again, and compared the 29-year-old to Zinedine Zidane
The Spain boss is resigned to many being against the national team's No.1, even before he was at fault for the first goal in the side's 2-1 loss to Slovakia
The midfielder says top players are carrying too heavy a burden when it comes to playing for their countries, which is resulting in more injuries
The former Rossoneri midfielder is a huge admirer of the Germany international, whom he believes would solve nearly all of the San Siro side's "structural problems"
The Italian champions will look to sell the midfielder to another European giant before launching a bid for the Spain playmaker
The defender was delighted with the way in which he and partner Eliaquim Mangala managed to nullify the threat posed by the Ballon d'Or holder
ANALYSIS: The Chelsea striker has failed to find the net in 446 minutes of football for la Roja and here, Goal takes a look at his record compared to the nation's former greats
The France striker netted after just three minutes of play in his country's 2-1 victory over the Seleccao, who did not see the best of their Ballon d'Or-winning captain
The Spain international, who is a free agent, was offered a trial by the Anfield club but has rejected their advances. Follow the latest transfer news with Goal!
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Barcelona centre-back insisted he has nothing against Spain and defended Iker Casillas after the goalkeeper was blamed by many for the midweek defeat to Slovakia