The Spanish national team manager Vicente del Bosque has said that the praise that the national team has been getting after winning three major titles in succession could have a negative impact. The Spanish national team has been praised in various quarters has one of the best teams in the world. They have managed to win the Euro 2008, FIFA World Cup 2010, and the Euro 2012. Never before has the team managed to win three major international titles like Spain. Further, they have been able to achieve this feat by playing a brilliant style of football. However, the extraordinary amount of praise could have a negative impact on the team leading up to the 2014 FIFA World Cup according to the manager Vicente del Bosque.
The 61-year-old has also become the first national team managed to have won the likes of the Champions League title and also the World Cup and European Championships. He is once again expected to lead the national team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil barring any controversies. Even though some of the influential players within the team like Carlos Puyol and Xavi will not be at their prime at this World Cup, del Bosque believes that Spain can win the 2014 World Cup.
“Too much praise is dangerous. It is not normal because of the 16 teams that take part in every European Championship, 15 will fail. You can also take positives from defeat. I hope that the Spanish athletes can play a big role, despite the difficulties that exist on a daily basis in a more equal competition. We are in a particularly good spell for sports in our country in various fields, both as a team and as individuals,” said del Bosque ahead of the start of the London Olympics.