Busquets: ‘Lopetegui similar to VDB’

Sergio Busquets says the philosophy of new Spain Coach Julen Lopetegui is similar to that of Vicente Del Bosque.

Del Bosque presided over the most successful period in the history of Spanish football, leading La Roja to World Cup and European Championship victories.

However, he retired on the back of two disappointing tournaments at Brazil 2014 and France 2016, when the Seleccion exited in the Group Stage and Round of 16 respectively.

“The philosophy of Del Bosque and Lopetegui is similar," Busquets commented at a Press conference. "We want to reclaim our place at the top.

“We want to be dominant with the ball. We really want to do it well and to be competitive.

“We did good things in the past and others that we need to improve. Now we have to look forward with optimism.”

Spain play Belgium in a friendly on Thursday before beginning their World Cup qualifying campaign against Liechtenstein on Monday.

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