Coach Del Bosque optimistic about Spain’s future
Coach Vicente Del Bosque celebrated his 100th game in charge of the Spanish football team with a 1-0 win against Belarus at the Borisov Arena to take his side close to qualification for the 2016 European Championship.
In a Group c match, David Silva’s <g data-gr-id="18">first half</g> goal made the difference on Sunday night as a Spain side with several new faces following last year’s World Cup failure in Brazil, outplayed, but failed to kill off an inferior rival, reports Xinhua.
The feeling is that Spain are still finding their feet after last summer’s disappointments and the decision of players such as Xavi Hernandez to quit the national team. However, Del Bosque has no shortage of talent to fall back on.
“We are in a moment which we had to go through sooner or later,” said Del Bosque.
“There is no need to be pessimistic as we are still reigning European Champions. The World Cup hurt us, but we are not in a dramatic situation. On the contrary, we are in good health and we needed to renew the side,” he added.
Del Bosque highlighted that there is an excellent atmosphere in the squad and that he aimed to base his side on players from Real Madrid and Barcelona.