Marc Bartra has urged Vicente del Bosque to stay on as Spain Coach after Euro 2016, regardless of the outcome.
The former Real Madrid veteran recently revealed he had made a decision on his future, amid speculation he could vacate his role next summer, but the Barcelona defender believes there is no-one better qualified to lead La Roja than the incumbent boss.
“I feel good. [Spain] are used to playing teams who sit back, but I felt very comfortable next to [Gerard] Pique and the team’s objective was met,” he said after Spain’s 4-0 victory over Luxembourg on Friday, in which he started.
“[Pique and Sergio Ramos] are two of the best centre-backs in the world, but I’m here if need be and I can meet the team’s demands or exceed that level if possible.
“[Del Bosque] decides who to play, but it’s thanks to him that I could fulfil a dream [with Spain]. He’s the best Coach we could ask for in light of everything.
“You have to give credit to the teams in our group. Football has become a lot more equal and opponents can complicate things by sitting back. It’s what we usually see.”