Madrid – After the failure of the 2014 World Cup, Spain has not been convincing performance in the European Cup Qualification 2016, however, coach Vicente del Bosque believes Spain is already close to its best performance.
La Furia Roja back criticism after only 1-0 of Ukraine in the fifth match of Group C. The result was to put the defending champions second in the standings with 12 points results of four wins and one defeat.
Post-thin victory, Iker Casillas et al. received attention not only from the local media but also from the fans. Del Bosque himself admitted to not entirely happy with the performance of his men.
“A logical reaction after what happened at the World Cup in Brazil,” said Del Bosque in Fifa.com. “Before we were blessed and now people focus on the bad things than good.”
“Everything seems to look worse when it is not like that. We did some things well. Spain is not far from the previous performance.”
After the World Cup, Spain shocked by Slovakia to surrender on Oct. 1-2. However, Del Bosque believes Spain will again be a contender in the European championship titles won three straight.
“Love and interest fans will return as many victories and good performance, but I am optimistic,” said Del Bosque. “His first mission is to qualify for the European Cup. I hope we can achieve it.”
“We are the champions of Europe and we wanted to go to France to defend our championship title. We will be there with a team that is capable and ready to compete,” he said.
Spain will challenge the Dutch in test match held at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday (1/4) pm dawn. They will try to take revenge after losing 1-5 in the group stages of the World Cup.