Del Bosque fancies Spain’s chances


World Cup-winning coach Vicente Del Bosque believes Spain have shown signs that they are capable of doing well at the tournament in Russia.

La Roja are considered to be among the favourites to win the global showpiece and Del Bosque is optimistic about their chances considering the squad that manager Julen Lopetegui has at his disposal and the style he has cultivated.

“Let’s see. Spain has done well recently, they did a really good job in the qualifying games with great results, almost a perfect qualification,” Del Bosque told Omnisport.

“And then we have faced big teams like Germany, France, England, Argentina, Belgium; and we have been better than them. So, that makes me be positive thinking about the future.

“There is not any recipe to play the World Cup. The most important thing is to keep doing what we already have done in the last two years.

“I think he [coach Julen Lopetegui] has done a really good job making a really good group. And apart from that, he has done a really good job developing his own style.”

Del Bosque won the 2010 World Cup and 2012 European Championship with Spain. He also clinched two Champions League titles with Real Madrid in 2000 and 2002.