Diego Costa: We will learn from Netherlands defeat

The 25-year-old striker says his side cannot give up as they look to recover from their opening day demolition

Diego Costa says Spain can learn from the 5-1 humiliation they suffered at the hands of Netherlands in their World Cup opener.

The World Cup holders threw away a one goal lead as doubles from Arjen Robben and Robin van Persie, as well as a goal from Stefan de Vrij, set the Dutch on their way to an important victory.

And Costa believes his team have to improve on their dismal performance but still feels his side can progress from the group stage.

"Nobody likes to lose and even less in this way, but people know that we can't give up because we have lots of possibilities," he said.

"We must learn from defeats and they can serve us as a lesson so that it doesn’t happen again.

"We have options. The good thing in life is that there is always an opportunity, we have to take advantage of this and fight right to the end."

Regardless of the defeat to Louis van Gaal's side, the 25-year-old insists he is happy in the squad.

"I am very happy and content for my first World Cup. It’s not been the start that I wanted, but it is necessary to take the good things [from the situation].

"I will give everything for this shirt. If we are all united together we can advance the cause and make people as happy as before."