Del Bosque applauds middle men
Vicente Del Bosque commended his midfielders after Spain maintained their 100 per cent record in Euro 2012 qualifying.
Last Updated: 08/10/11 2:14pm
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque commended his midfielders after the World and European champions maintained their 100 per cent record in Euro 2012 qualifying.
The Spaniards secured a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Friday night after Juan Mata's calm finish in the sixth minute put the visitors in control.
They doubled their lead midway through the first half as Xabi Alonso slotted home a fine cut-back from David Silva.
Del Bosque said on the Spanish federation's official website: "We started very strongly and at the end we let go, but we had controlled the match.
"Our midfielders were able to dominate the entire game.
"Silva and Mata are very important players. They link up well in midfield. They had a great game."
As well as maintaining Group I winners Spain's perfect campaign, the result also kept alive Scotland's hopes of earning a play-off place.
However, Spain host Craig Levein's side in Alicante in their final qualifier on Tuesday and Del Bosque has urged his team not to take their foot off the pedal.
He said: "In Alicante we will try to get maximum points and make sure the people who come to support us leave satisfied."