Del Bosque concerned with making Spain stronger
Spain’s future holds a lot of concern for coach Vicente Del Bosque, especially since the Spanish tactician is hot-favorite to extend his stay with La Furia Roja till Euro 2016 in France. This news was leaked out by the Spanish Football Association’s general secretary Jorge Perez earlier this week.
Del Bosque himself hasn’t revealed his decision yet, but admits he would like to stay. Moreover, Vicente Del Bosque has welcomed backing from Koke and Pedro Rodriguez, both of whom are rooting for the Spanish tactician to stay as boss of La Furia Roja.
Del Bosque, who has won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 trophies with Spain, insists he will make the decision about his future later. Del Bosque claims he is right now only interested in bringing out the best from Spain in the upcoming match Belarus in Mallorca. Spain’s second qualifier will be against Georgia in Albacete.
The Spanish boss’s second concern is developing a squad. There are rumors of Atletico midfielder Koke playing at the right-back position to help Spain’s defense. Michu is also expected to make his debut. As a matter of fact, the Swansea midfielder could start in the attack.
“All the players must make a case to play, and must adapt to the requirements of the group,” Vicente Del Bosque said in his press conference on Thursday. “Last time against Finland we played nearly the whole game in their half, and Koke was just another midfielder. Michu has made a very good impression on us these days.”
Diego Costa deciding to switch nationality from Brazil to Spain was another issue Del Bosque had to address. The Atletico Madrid striker is hoping to play for Spain, where he has been playing since 2007, after receiving another snub from the Brazil national team. According to reports, paperwork is all there is left to stop Costa from playing for Spain.
“We will see what happens with Diego Costa in time, soon enough,” Del Bosque said. “When we spoke with him he made a good impression. He is good boy, well-mannered and he meets all the requirements to play for ‘la Seleccion’.”
Del Bosque also welcomed UEFA drug testers to Spain’s camp. Del Bosque said that they could make an early morning appearance if they wanted to. The issue rose after Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas posted an unlikely picture of himself on Instagram around 6am on Thursday.
“The players did what they had to do,” Del Bosque added. “We are at the service of the [anti-doping] agency.”