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Football: Humility crucial for Spanish champions, del Bosque says

Published on Dec 31, 2013 4:31 PM
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Spain's coach Vicente del Bosque holds the World Cup trophy at the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata, Bahia state, Dec 6, 2013. Vicente del Bosque's principle concern going into next year's World Cup finals is that his players might have lost the humility that underpinned recent success, the Spain coach was quoted as saying on Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MADRID (REUTERS) - Vicente del Bosque's principle concern going into next year's World Cup finals is that his players might have lost the humility that underpinned recent success, the Spain coach was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Del Bosque led Spain to their first World Cup triumph in South Africa in 2010 and two years later they went on to retain the European crown they won under Luis Aragones in 2008.

A number of players still active for the national team featured in all three competitions, including captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas, midfielders Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso and Cesc Fabregas and central defender Sergio Ramos.

Del Bosque said in an interview with As newspaper published on Tuesday it was crucial they and their team-mates did not let past successes go to their heads at the finals in Brazil starting in June.

 
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