Del Bosque: We can’t be nostalgic

Vicente del Bosque has insisted that there’s no use being nostalgic about the past, as Spain return to South Africa.

La Roja play the African nation in Johannesburg on Tuesday, going back to the stadium where they lifted the World Cup three years’ ago.

“I’m not nostalgic about the past,” he told a Press conference. “We can’t stop to think about what has already happened.

“We now have to look to the future.

“Since the World Cup we have continued to grow. There is an element of continuity about our play, and we want to defend the title we won here in Brazil next summer.

“I consider myself lucky to be in the most successful period of Spanish football in its history, but that does not mean I’m the best Coach.

“It’s nice to be back in South Africa though. The people here are very affectionate.

“Even after we lost to Switzerland [in the first game of the World Cup], the employees at the hotel were waiting up until three in the morning to greet us.

“That’s what I remember most.”

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