Sergio Ramos criticises Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas
Sergio Ramos questions Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas' commitment to Spain
Sergio Ramos has questioned Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas’ commitment to Spain after the Chelsea duo withdrew from the national team squad.
Both Fabregas and Costa completed the full 90 minutes for Jose Mourinho’s men as Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners at Liverpool last weekend.
However, Fabregas has withdrawn from the squad with a hamstring strain, while Costa was left out by coach Vicente del Bosque for the forthcoming friendlies against Belarus and Germany.
“It is difficult because this is not a club team, but the national team where you do not come here every day,” Ramos said.
“Laying out rules is difficult. Often with injuries there can be a world of difference between what we have and what is said in public.
“Above all I would have liked the players to show the same commitment to the national team as they do to their club.
“You must communicate this commitment and spirit to all the new players. Whether you club pays, or the national team.”
Ramos also said that he had played with minor injury problems for his country.
He continued: “I came the last time, I had a test and was not able to play due to a small tear in my calf muscle.
“But there are times I have played despite having some niggles. It depends on the DNA of the player.”