Del Bosque: Spain must be careful

Vicente del Bosque has warned Spain must be careful in their friendly with Puerto Rico on Wednesday evening.

The Spain boss believes the game in Bayamon’s Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel should be a ‘wonderful experience’ for his players but has warned against any complacency against the world’s 138th-ranked team.

“It should be a wonderful experience and it is a joy to come here under any circumstances, so we must take advantage of it and realise it is an international match and be careful,” del Bosque told assembled media.

The former Real Madrid Coach also admitted the Puerto Ricans were very much an unknown quantity.

“We have practically no footage from their last game when they beat Nicaragua 3-1 so we don’t know too much about them.

“Almost all their team play in the American League and to play against us will be a stimulus for them, so we must be careful and prepare as we would for any opposition.

“We can’t differentiate between friendlies and official games and will try to do as well as possible.

“We have a special relationship, a brotherhood, with Puerto Rico and have been treated fantastically well since we arrived.

“The people follow Spanish football closely so we have a certain responsibility,” he added.

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