Del Bosque: We face two finals

Vicente del Bosque has deflected talk of a contract extension by insisting that focus for Spain must be on their remaining World Cup qualifiers.

La Roja can book their place at Brazil 2014 next year with four points from this month’s two home tests against Belarus and Georgia.

Whilst talk is of the Spanish Football Federation’s intentions to hand the Coach a new two-year contract extension, he is not looking beyond these upcoming fixtures.

“We will see what the future holds, right now there are six points at stake and we cannot get sidetracked,” Del Bosque responded at today’s Press conference.

“We have two finals ahead, we cannot get distracted, neither the Coach nor the players. Football can be treacherous and we must be prepared, we cannot get carried away by the confidence.

“We are very focused on Belarus, the injury to Hleb could affect them, but they still have things we have to be wary of.

“The team? I have the idea of the team more or less. They are all fine, a little less Iniesta and Pique, who have had minor issues, but it doesn’t look like anything. Tomorrow we will know.”

Speculation is that Del Bosque will run with a false 9 tactic, so new face Michu will only start from the bench.

“We won the final of the European Championship with David Silva, playing in attack players who were not strikers, and we won 4-0.

“Perhaps we have been a bit slow in calling Michu up, but we have many players with great potential.

“The impression that he has given us in these past two days has been very good.

“Diego Costa? We will see with time. When we spoke to him we liked him. He is a good boy, noble, and meets the requirements of being a team player.

“Koke’s best position? All players that are here deserve to be and have to then adapt to the demands of the group.

“The other game against Finland he played almost all of the time in midfield and was more a midfielder than a right-back.”

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