If any footballer should talk about the different shades of life at Chelsea FC, Diego Costa would be a good candidate.

He knows this much and has offered some words to encourage his compatriot, Alvaro Morata who has been finding life tough at the bridge.

Morata ended a run of 13 games without a goal in all competitions with a well taken effort in Sunday’s FA Cup quarter final victory against Leicester City, but it came too late to earn him a spot in the Spanish national team.

Julen Lopetegui’s squad are preparing for their upcoming friendlies against Germany and Argentina.

Diego Costa insists Alvaro Morata will be missed by the Spanish national team and hopes the Chelsea striker regains his form in time for the World Cup this summer.

Morata replaced Costa at Stamford Bridge in the summer after Antonio Conte’s public falling out with the Brazil-born striker, but he insists he bears no ill feeling towards the former Real Madrid star.

He said: “I do not feel more liberated, I miss him, we get along very well. Nothing has been easy in my life.

“Morata is a great person, a great footballer, he is having a bad time, but he is starting to score again. I want him, me and everyone if possible.

“The pressure is the same, being a forward of the National Team represents a lot.”

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