Del Bosque: We Did What We Thought Was Best

The Spanish coach insists it was his right decision to play Cesc Fabregas up in front although having three stikers on bench against Italy.


Spanish coach Del Bosque

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.”