Del Bosque: Germany has no weaknesses

The 61-year-old coach was full of praise for the quality of Joachim Low's team and said that his German counterpart is qualified to take charge of Real Madrid and Barcelona
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has heaped praise on Euro 2012 rival Germany, insisting that Joachim Low's side has no weaknesses.

Die Mannschaft won all three of their group matches in Poland and Ukraine, finishing first in Group B - labelled the 'Group of Death' prior to the tournament - to book a quarterfinal date with Greece.

Low's team lost out to Spain in the final of Euro 2008 and are seen as Del Bosque's team's biggest rival this time around, with the 61-year-old admitting that they look a real threat.

"Germany have been playing football at a very high level," Del Bosque told Bild. "Their fighting spirit is unique. They are a fantastic team. I cannot think of any weaknesses. They are very good defensively, while Mario Gomez is a giant in attack.

"He has sent the eternal Miroslav Kloe to the bench, and that certainly means something."

As Spain prepare for their quarterfinal contest against France on Saturday, Del Bosque dismissed the notion that he is already thinking about a potential final against Germany.

"I am only thinking about the match against France," Del Bosque stated. "Anything else would be disrespectful to them.

"Do I fear Franck Ribery? Yes, but Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri are also world-class players. It will not be easy to beat them."

The 61-year-old also took the time to single out Low for praise and tipped his Germany counterpart to achieve success at club level, naming Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona as suitable destinations should he leave his job with the national team.

"He is an elegant man who represents his country very well," the Spaniard added. "He has done a job at club and international level. Real Madrid and Barcelona would certainly not be too big for him."

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