Caparros: Prepared for Spain

Joaquin Caparros believes he has the capacity to take the Spain job and wouldn’t change the style of play of Vicente del Bosque.

Caparros is the favourite to succeed Del Bosque, who stepped down after Euro 2016, and said at an event on Tuesday that there’s no need to overhaul the ideas governing La Roja’s approach to the game.

“The model of the national team is already defined. With it we have won and it’s an example worldwide. It can’t be changed. Success is to get the most out of our players. Denis Suarez, Inaki Williams, Marco Asensio, etc, also have that style. We shouldn’t go against it,” he said, AS reports.

“Spanish coaches are, by their training, very prepared. I have almost 500 games in the Primera and I can boast of having worked in all the categories. Any Coach trained here is prepared and we are hungry.

“Del Bosque? He’s intelligent. He maintained our heritage and incorporated new pieces. And he transmits great values. He won’t only be assessed by his successes. Luis Aragones was more temperamental. And the best example of being able to adapt to the players. He saw the talent and changed.

“There wasn’t a better team at Euro 2016 than Spain. We played the best football, with Croatia and Germany. But mistakes are costly. We’ve seen physical, direct players, but not a lot of talent. The players I enjoyed the most were Spain’s and those in Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos…”

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