Spain need no revolution, says Puyol

The 36-year-old has called for measured changes rather than an overhaul after Vicente del Bosque's men were dethroned as world champions in Brazil
Former Barcelona defender Carles Puyol insists there is no need for a Spain revolution after their disappointing 2014 World Cup campaign.

The reigning European champions went into the tournament as one of the teams to beat, yet saw their dream of winning back-to-back world titles come to an abrupt end after a 5-1 thrashing by Netherlands and a 2-0 defeat to Chile.

Yet despite Spain's group-stage exit, Puyol has stressed there is no need for a major squad overhaul and has called for measured changes instead.

"I'm not a big fan of revolutions. People nearly always call for them when a team that's triumphed a great deal goes a year without winning anything. For me, however, the experience gained in previous victories is important," he tolf

"The rebuilding should be done in a measured way, without undoing what has already been accomplished. As we say in Catalan, you need to use seny (common sense).

"We have great players and, while some of them may have taken part in their last major competition, we should let them and the coach discuss the future, and not make rash decisions in the heat of the moment.

"I still believe that the current crop is very good and that there’ll be top quality players in the years to come. Right now we have to be strong, look to the future and learn from our mistakes."

Spain resume competitive action with the Euro 2016 qualification game at home against Macedonia on September 8.