Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has insisted that his team are not obsessing about Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo as they prepare for their World Cup round of 16 showdown with their Iberian neighbours.
"There is no obsession with Cristiano Ronaldo," Del Bosque insisted at a press conference ahead of the encounter in Cape Town before praising the efforts of his opposite number Carlos Queiroz.
"The most important thing is to pay attention to Portugal as a team. They have demonstrated that they have a good team on both ends of the pitch and thanks to their coach they have at this World Cup arrived in good condition."
Del Bosque also suggested that their opening day defeat to Switzerland was good for his team.
"It was a necessary evil for us. I do not think we needed a lesson in humility and the reality of football. We realise the difficulty that each game presents. The defeat was a lesson but not a major upheaval for our team," he noted.
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