Del Bosque ‘relatively satisfied’

Vicente Del Bosque declared himself ‘relatively satisfied’ with La Roja’s display in the 2-0 friendly victory over Ecuador on Wednesday.

Goals from Alvaro Negredo and Santi Cazorla proved enough to beat the South Americans in the port city of Guayaquil, and the Spain boss added that he was pleased his squad emerged injury-free from the game.

“We played well and I’m relatively satisfied,”Del Bosque told reporters inside the Monumental de Guayaquil Stadium.

“I was very confident in the changes we made as the important thing is to maintain the competitive spirit, and all the youngsters as well as our major players kept to our style of play.

“We are going away having completed 90 minutes and without any injuries, which is good because official competition is just around the corner.”

Del Bosque went on to have words of praise for Spain’s opponents.

“As we predicted, Ecuador were strong in the air but they also have some good footballers. At times it looked like they were slowing things down.

“However, it wasn’t like that. They had a very good attitude and made us work.”

The Ecuador Press had billed Spain’s visit as ‘The Game of the Century’ because of the excitement it had generated, although Del Bosque disputed the claim.

“The Game of the Century for us is the next one on September 6 against Finland,” he argued.

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