Del Bosque ‘surprised’ by Madrid

Vicente del Bosque has admitted that he was “surprised” by Real Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Madrid must overturn a two-goal deficit against Wolfsburg and not concede to have a fighting chance of reaching the semi-finals for a sixth consecutive season, yet Del Bosque is backing his former club to do just that.

“The reality is that I was surprised by the result because Real Madrid started the match well and looked like they had everything under control, but then the Germans grew and scored the penalty, and it led to a huge outcry of support for them and Madrid ended up suffering,” the Spain boss told Radio Marca.

“It wasn’t suffering as such, but they didn’t get a result which would’ve been the ideal.

“I think most people have faith everything will go well and that they’ll be able to turn around the tie.

“It’s not something heroic but a normal game, like many normal games that Madrid win in abundance, and I hope [they can turn it around].”

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