Spain boss reveals concerns over Chelsea star: He's hurting his reputation
Costa cut a frustrated figure in Spain's 1-1 draw with Italy on Thursday, picking up a yellow card and narrowly avoiding a red.
The striker was withdrawn and replaced by Alvaro Morata with 20 minutes to go and was later seen remonstrating with substitute goalkeeper Pepe Reina on the substitutes bench.
And Lopetegui has revealed his admiration for Costa but believes the former Atletico Madrid striker must tame his wild ways.
“You can change in a positive way if you make the right decisions," Lopetegui said.
“Diego has a certain character. He is a fighter. But sometimes his reactions... read more
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