Vicente del Bosque satisfied with Spainís 1-0 victory over France
Spain took a huge leap towards qualifying for the 2014 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over France in Paris on Tuesday. A goal from Pedro in the 58th minute helped Spain reclaim their spot on top of Group I and brought them closer to an automatic qualification.
Vicente del Bosque believes his side have put to rest any doubts critics had about their current form with the victory over France. Vicente del Bosque and Co. now need only seven points from the remaining three World Cup qualifiers in order to qualify for the coveted tournament.
France may have lost their top spot to Spain, but they are still in strong contention to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. However, coach Didier Deschamps knows his squad will have to improve on-field discipline in order to contend for the World Cup glory.
Poor midfield dominance, lack of possession and Paul Pogba’s red card were some of the horror’s Didier Deschamps side face at Stade de France on Tuesday night. Spain, who were held to a shocking 1-1 draw by Finland last week, still lacked creativity and the ability to launch attacks.
Nonetheless, Vicente del Bosque insists his side is back on track. The Spaniard admitted his side has been a bit “messy”, but he was “happy with the three points”.
“People always have doubts. So this result is important,” Vicente del Bosque told AS. “We showed conviction to stick to our style. We played very well. We were a bit messy when they had 10 men but everyone played very well.
“The last few days have been uncomfortable because there was a possibility we could have gone five points behind France, but the players showed great maturity. It could have been a bigger scoreline but we have worked hard and suffered right until the end.
“We are very happy with these three points because they put us in a great position. We got the result by playing in our own style. We should never change the way we play, because it has served us very well.
“I am someone who does have doubts now and again and I think it would be foolish not to, so this result is extremely important for us. We affirmed our ideas and showed conviction out on the pitch.”