The World Cup-winning coach believes that Fabio Capello's team will be determined to win when the two teams face off at Wembley on Saturday evening in friendly fixture
Fabio Capello's side have have been widely criticised for their lacklustre performances against the likes of Switzerland, Wales and Montenegro in recent times, but Del Bosque says that he is under no illusions when it comes to England's quality.
"It's a false humility. England are a great team, a very talented team. We face tough opponents," the 60-year-old said at a pre-match press conference in London on Friday.
"Capello will do what is best for winning. They'll play their best players to try to beat us."
However, the former Real Madrid coach said he felt his team were up to the task of beating England.
"The players have very strong competition at their clubs," he said. "You cannot have a separate motivation. I trust them and their motivation, be it at Wembley or anywhere else."
Spain face England on Saturday in a match that will see Iker Casillas equal Andoni Zubizarreta's appearance record of 126 caps for the national side.
Del Bosque confirmed Casillas will start at Wembley, but claimed Victor Valdes or Pepe Reina could also feature at some stage.