Del Bosque encouraged by strikers

Vicente del Bosque is encouraged by the form of Spain’s strikers, suggesting he sees a revitalised Fernando Torres and maybe consideration for Michu.

Speaking at a public event, the Spain head Coach was firstly taken to task on David Villa’s situation, though, which has seen the striker barely feature this season for Barcelona.

“I do not know what has happened with Villa, I have no idea,” he responded to reporters today.

“Barcelona play many games. I am certain he will have a chance to play and that most important is how his recovery from his injury is handled and that is down to the Coach to handle as best as possible.

“And Torres? He is playing, he is scoring goals and he seems to have been slightly revived at Chelsea with the arrival of Rafa Benitez. I think it is a good time for all the forwards, Aduriz, Negredo, Soldado are still scoring goals, Iago Aspas and Michu too, there are a lot of players.”

The World Cup and European Championship winner was asked if Michu, who has scored 12 goals so far with Swansea in the Premier League, is in contention for the national team.

“When we have to next name a squad, you will see, but until then we have time to think about it.”

Del Bosque was asked for comment on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s assertion that Spain will not win the 2014 World Cup.

“Those are words, then there is the reality on the field. Opinions are there to be respected.

“It is true that we will have to play the World Cup in Brazil, if we qualify and that the South American countries will naturally be split as favourites, because Argentina and Brazil are both very strong, whilst now there are countries like Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela that were once marginalised but can be included, whilst Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay are capable of anything.”

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