Vicente Del Bosque can’t see any reason to be pessimistic about Spain’s chances of success at Euro 2016.
Del Bosque was speaking at a promotional event and suggested anyone down on La Roja ahead of the tournament in France is fixated on World Cup 2014, not the present reality.
“Whoever has pessimism instilled doesn’t have many reasons. That comes from when we lost in Brazil, which was a big disappointment, and that has carried the current pessimism,” AS reports, the Coach saying.
“The qualification we had and the FIFA ranking shows we are among the first. At no time have we been out of the top five.
“There are signs of change. We have to have a little patience and I think we’ll arrive in good condition at the Euros.”
Del Bosque added that he won’t decide his squad for the tournament until nearer the end of the season, to fully assess the form of his players.
“The list has to do with the final performances. It’s not a matter of whim, it’s trying to bring those who come in better form and to complement us,” he continued.
The World Cup winner also touched on his future, having insisted he wants to retire after Euro 2016, despite the Spanish Football Federation wanting him to remain.
“I’m always thankful for the support of the President [Angel Maria Villar],” Del Bosque acknowledged.
“Our Federation always has a rule to be careful with contracts but we don’t know what might happen after July.
“What I have to say I’ve already said and there is the small matter of the Euros.”