Spain Coach Vicente Del Bosque says his World Cup squad will not be complacent when they kick-off the defence of their title in Brazil this summer.
La Roja won their maiden World Cup in 2010’s tournament in South Africa, while they also claimed victory in the European Championships in both 2008 and 2012.
Speaking to media sources today, the former Real Madrid boss called for his side to rediscover the sense of excitement they felt before becoming World champions last time around.
“We need to renew our excitement,” Del Bosque told reporters. “We are not satisfied with what has been achieved.
“If the boys hadn’t been committed, we would not have become champions.”
The Coach was also asked whether the Catalan players within his squad felt in any way different to their teammates.
“There is no problem of this type. There are no differences within the team in terms of where each player was born.”
Finally, Del Bosque lamented his departure from Los Blancos. He was sacked by the Bernabeu club despite winning the La Liga title in his final season in charge.
“My exit from the club still hurts me now, a lot. I’m not talking out of bitterness, but it’s true that I never imagined I would leave the team in the circumstances that came about.
“But I don’t want to stir up the past.”