Del Bosque answers Mourinho

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has responded to Jose Mourinho’s latest comments regarding Sergio Ramos.

The Real Madrid defender had questioned the withdrawal through injury of Chelsea pair Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas from Spain’s squad for a recent Euro 2016 qualifier against Belarus and the friendly with Germany three days later.

Mourinho then entered the war of words by questioning Ramos’ medical credentials,

“I have nothing to say about it. We absolutely appreciate what a great Coach Mourinho is, but I think people should talk about things closer to home.

“People should stick with what concerns them, to their jobs, their work and nothing else,” said the Spain tactician speaking at an event at the Madrid Food Bank.

Neither did he want to get into the debate over the Ballon d’Or and declined to say who he had voted for.

“Whoever gets the most votes should win but I can’t tell you who I voted for. I’m not saying anything until FIFA reveals the winner.”

He also refused to be drawn on Xabi Alonso’s statements regarding Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Bayern Munich stopper Manuel Neuer, when he claimed the German was the best ‘keeper he had ever played with.

“I haven’t heard them and until I hear them from him directly…I’ve seen them in the newspapers but I don’t know if he said it or not.

“I don’t like to talk about somebody else’s opinion that is nothing to do with me,” he asserted. 

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