‘Spain took care of the players’

Vicente del Bosque has defended Spain’s international trip to Africa this month and mused on the possibility of calling up Bruno Soriano again.

La Roja were criticised for their decision to play friendlies recently away to Equatorial Guinea and South Africa.

Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti complained last week that Spain’s players ‘slept three nights on a plane’ due to the commitment.

Even so, the national team’s Coach doesn’t believe the trip was to anyone’s detriment.

“The performance of the players who went to Africa was pretty good,” Del Bosque has defended this week.

“I believe it went pretty well and almost all then played great with their teams.

“Carlo Ancelotti’s criticism? These are opinions and I have nothing to say on opinions.”

Attention at the moment is on Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano’s continued strong form. On from considering the player just after Spain’s World Cup win in South Africa, Del Bosque was asked if the 29-year-old could be in contention come the next edition of the tournament.

“I appreciate him, I consider him as a player. We have called him up when nobody thought he should be and we have not found him at his best.

“But he is a very good player and is having a great season. There are still many months to the next game, four months to March and a month after to then give the list of players and there is time for everything.”

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