Del Bosque: No room to experiment

Vicente del Bosque has cast an eye on Spain’s Under-21 hopes this summer and reflected on why David de Gea and Isco are not in the senior squad.

La Rojita are in Israel preparing for the defence of the European Under-21 Championship and for the senior side’s head Coach, there is value in doing well.

“This competition is very important, I hope Spain have a good tournament,” reflected Del Bosque to Yediot Ahoronot this week.

“The players that make the Under-21 squad are the future of our team. Their level of preparedness is very good, so it promises good results.

“We go to Israel with a young team that can represent almost perfectly Spanish football.

“A lot of players could be with us in the senior squad and the European Championship is a good barometer to see how our future is.

“Why didn’t I take De Gea and Isco to Brazil? In the senior squad there is no room for experiments.

“If the two had come with us, they would probably have been sitting on the bench. It is important for them to play at the Euros.”

The 62-year-old was asked of his future in the game and when he would retire.

“I guess my last job as a Coach will be with the national team, but I have no date yet. When the time comes, I will decide.”

Tags 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Confederations Cup De Gea Del Bosque Isco La Rojita Spain Under-21s