SPAIN LOSE TO BRAZIL
The manager of the Spanish national football team, Vicente Del Bosque, has admitted that the performance of his team was very poor in the final of the Confederations Cup against Brazil. Spain had been defeated by 0-3 in that match.
Spain had been ruling the football world since the last 5 years. They were the favourites in this tournament as well and the way they had played in the games before the final, it seemed that they would achieve glory here as well. But, that wasn’t the case to be. In the final match, they were completely outsmarted by a young, enthusiastic Brazilian side.
Talking to the reporters in the post match press conference, Bosque said, “I want to congratulate Brazil for winning this tournament again. They were certainly a better unit today.”
“Our players were definitely way below par today. There were a lot of opportunities missed which was disappointing to see.”
“The starting and ending of the halves are always important. You need to be super focussed during those moments. Brazil scored all their goals during those periods only.”
The Spanish team was on a winning streak of 26 games which ended with this defeat against Brazil.
When asked if the team needs to be rebuilt for 2014 World Cup which is not too far away, Bosque said, “I don’t think so. These are the players who have done amazingly well for the country in the last 5 years. We can’t look for changes on the basis of just one defeat like this.”
“We should not overreact to this loss. Yes, losing always hurts, but, sometimes, you need to admit that the opposing team was far more superior on the day.”
The goal scorers for Brazil in the final match were Fred (2 goals) and Neymar (1 goal).