Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Del Bosque: 'Germany wasn't as good as we'd expected'
July 7th, 2010 7:33PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  germany, spain, world cup

MOST COMMENTED

[REACTION] Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says the key to his team's 1-0 win over Germany was that the Germans didn't put his team under pressure. He went on to say the Germans weren't as good as expected.

“Today we weren’t pressured as much as we were against Paraguay and Chile,” said Del Bosque of Spain's two previous opponents in the knockout phase. “I think that if we’re comfortable with the ball, we don’t suffer. Those other teams made us suffer a lot, closing us down, pressing and not letting us play.”

Del Bosque says his players are to be credited for shutting down the high-scoring Germans.

“We can say that Germany wasn’t as good as we’d expected, but that’s thanks to the excellent work of our team,” he added. “We were better than them in the overall count and we played the way we like to play.”



1 comment
  1. David Huff
    commented on: July 8, 2010 at 3:50 p.m.
    I totally agree with Bosque, the Germans showed Spain too much respect and did not bring the pressuring physicality necessary to negate Spain's technique advantage, the US did this to much sucess against them in Confederations Cup 2009.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio    
"This for FIFA is good. It is not good in terms of image or reputation, but ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: New Zealand's Ali Riley    
Ali Riley is about as American as you can get. Born in Los Angeles. Product of ...
FIFA bombshell: seven arrested in Zurich, 14 indicted    
Zurich's Baur au Lac, the preferred hotel of FIFA executives, was raided in the early morning ...
What They're Saying: FIFA spokesperson Walter De Gregorio    
"Well, he is not dancing in his office. He is very calm, he is fully cooperative ...
ICYMI MLS: Gooch sighting; Drogba back on the radar    
Oguchi Onyewu, who is out of contract after being released by English club Charlton, trained with ...
MLS: This week ...    
The busiest midweek of the season to date -- three games -- kicks off Week 13 ...
Road to Vancouver: Brazil's Formiga picked for sixth time    
Formiga was picked to play in her sixth Women's World Cup for Brazil as she was ...
What They're Saying: Greg Vanney    
"The beauty of this is that these guys have watched Manchester City play throughout the course ...
Video Pick: Chelsea loanee farther from Stamford Bridge with this miss    
Chelsea's Bertrand Traore is apparently having a successful loan spell at Dutch club Vitesse -- but ...
Road to Vancouver: Germany's Neid picks deep squad    
The loss of 2014 FIFA Women's Player of the Year Nadine Kessler, who is injured, and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives