MX23RW : Wednesday, September 26 15:21:33

Vicente del Bosque: 'Spain deserve criticism'

Vicente del Bosque admits that his Spain team are deserving of criticism following the shock 2-1 defeat to Slovakia in Euro 2016 qualifying on Thursday.

Vicente del Bosque has admitted that his Spain team deserve criticism for their recent 2-1 defeat to Slovakia in a Euro 2016 qualifier.

Miroslav Stoch struck an 87th-minute winner to condemn the reigning European champions to defeat in Zilina on Thursday.

The result comes months after Spain suffered a group-stage exit in a tame defence of their World Cup crown in Brazil, and Del Bosque admits that criticism is inevitable.

"I fully understand this criticism," he told reporters.

"However I'd like to ask for some respect from the point of view of that this is sport. I haven't ever called anybody to retract anything and I never will.

"We have to accept some criticism based on certain results and as we haven't won the last fixtures."

Del Bosque's side should get back to winning ways when they travel away to Luxembourg on Tuesday.

Share this article now:
Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque attends the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: Luxembourg vs. Spain
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool66001421218
2Manchester CityMan City65101931616
3Chelsea65101441016
4Watford6411116513
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs6402127512
6Arsenal6402129312
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd631299010
8Bournemouth63121011-110
9Leicester CityLeicester6303111019
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves62316609
11Crystal Palace621346-27
12Everton6132811-36
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton6123811-35
14Southampton612369-35
15Fulham6123813-55
16Burnley6114710-34
17West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114511-64
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle602448-42
19Cardiff CityCardiff6024314-112
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield6024314-112

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account