Del Bosque Analyses Spain's Turkey Win

La Seleccion racked up yet another win on Saturday night, and the coach offered a comprehensive review after the game...
Vicente del Bosque enjoyed a successful return to the Bernabeu, as Spain claimed a 1-0 win over Turkey. After the match, he stressed his pride at the performance of his team.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Del Bosque said, "It was a tough game because they played very well and offered a lot of resistance.

"It wasn't as easy as on other occasions, but we deserved this win just as much. We controlled them well, albeit not with our usual style.

"They also had their chances to score, but we handled their pressure well enough."

Del Bosque also discussed the tactical switches that saw his side raise their performance after half-time, he said, "In the second half, we changed our style, even before the goal.

"We had more depth and better control. Our lack of fluency in the first half was down to fatigue but also because Turkey played very well, for which they must be praised."

The Spain boss reserved some special praise for his full-backs, Joan Capdevilla and Sergio Ramos, saying, "We did not suffer in defence, and then, in the end, they had chances to score as well."

As Spain continue on their incredible unbeaten run, many are wondering if complacency will ever set in amongst the squad, but Del Bosque is keen to prevent such an occurrence.

He said, "We want to continue unbeaten as long as we can, and that motivates us."

Finally, he looked ahead to the match on Wednesday, saying, "I expect a very difficult match, just like today, and I expect it to be played in the same spirit."

Arjun Miglani, Goal.com