Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque has said that the criticism of his team is not fair. Spain have been receiving a lot of criticism in recent months for not being at the very best. A lot is expected of the team, which has won the last two European championships along with one World Cup title. The national team has experienced unprecedented success under the management of del Bosque, but they have been looking increasingly vulnerable in the last few months. They are not yet sure of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup due to poor results against the likes of France and Finland.
Del Bosque has responded to the criticism by saying that the problems faced by the team are short-term rather than long-term. The 62-year-old boss has changed the playing style of the team significantly following their first major win in 2008. There have been times when Spain have played without a central striker due to the plethora of attacking midfielders they have in the squad. However, this experiment has been a hit and miss. There have been calls for Spain to go back to the traditional way of playing with the striker, but the former Real Madrid boss dismissed the criticism by saying that he expects Spain to adjust quickly.
“We have indeed shown some uncertainty in the position of centre forward, but it is also true that the problems have not been very regular. Michu should be praised for what he has done in the Premiership. He has had an extraordinary campaign. The selection issues are a reflection of Spanish football at the moment. We have a huge wealth of options, but there may be a pocket of people who are not happy with our extraordinary football at the moment,” said del Bosque in a recent interview.