“If I was a footballer, I would like to be like Busquets” Vicente del Bosque Of course, Vicente del Bosque was a footballer. And, despite spending the vast majority of his career in football on the opposite side of Spain’s great divide, he was like Busquets. Del Bosque didn’t create goals. He stopped them.
Spain 1 South Korea 0 Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Pedro, David Silva, Torres, Villa. A pretty good eleven, I’m sure you will agree. This was just the stellar lineup sat on the substitute’s bench as many of Spain’s second string got the opportunity to impress ahead of the World Cup. Sevilla’s Jesus Navas […]
“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”. One of my housemates at university used to repeat this mantra over and over again whenever an exam period appeared on the horizon. There were others – “teamwork is dreamwork” stands out – but it is that short paean to meticulous planning which seems most applicable to the world […]
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque yesterday announced his provisional 30-man squad for the forthcoming World Cup. In case you missed it, here it is: Goalkeepers: Iker Casillas, David de Gea, Diego Lopez, Pepe Reina, Victor Valdes Defenders: Raul Albiol, Alvaro Arbeloa, Cesar Azpilicueta, Joan Capdevila, Carlos Marchena, Gerard Pique, Carles Puyol, Sergio Ramos Midfielders: Xabi […]