The Spanish coach insists it was his right decision to play Cesc Fabregas up in front although having three stikers on bench against Italy.
Del Bosque believes it was a good strategy playing without a recognized striker against Italy in Spain’s opening match of the Euro 2012.Del Bosque left srikers Fernando Torres,Fernando Llorente and Alvaro Negredo on the bench against Italy playing Fabregas in a free role supported by David Silva and Andres Iniesta.
Cesc Fabregas scored the equalizer in Spain’s 1-1 draw against Italy.Spain move ahead to their second match against The Republic Of Ireland who were defeated 3-1 by Croatia. Del Bosque believes it is a must win match for Spain to stay in the competition as Europe’s favorite as he looks to play Fabregas up in front in a free role again.
“We have a lot of confidence in what we did,” Del Bosque said on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. Although we have three fantastic forwards,Cesc is also a good forward,He has a great composure on the ball and gets well linked with everyone and gets into a well striking position.”
“We did what we thought was right to control the players and it was the right time too.”