Sport Weekend brand MSW commemorates the World Cup in South Africa with its great protagonists
H it has been ten years now but it seems that it was yesterday when the Spanish team was proclaimed champion of the world in South Africa. Our first and only World Cup. A decda of a milestone that in the MARCA Sport Weekend has been reviewed this Saturday with many of the protagonists. Joan Capdevila, Javi Martnez, Sergio Ramos, Xavi, Iniesta, Cesc Fbregas, David Villa … and Vicente Del Bosque, who led this wonderful meeting, remembered that feat, their anecdotes and the unforgettable moments, which were many, from the most recent moment. important in the history of Spanish football.
"I have seen it many times. If there is something in this sport, it is emotions. It was something much desired by everyone. It transcends beyond football, it was a triumph for the country, to show that we can live up to anyone ", recalled the coach, Vicente Del Bosque .
The tough beginnings
And the beginnings were tough. The defeat against Switzerland put the project in question and left the future of the current European champions on the wire. But the coach was clear that nothing had to be touched. "We could make a revolution or continue with what had brought us there. If we had removed half the team … if we told them we had bad luck and then you keep the team, what you say and what you do is consistent," he said. Forest.
then when the human factor played a key role, or so at least Cesc Fbregas sees it. "The pia that we were helped us, the human group. Not only among the players and the coaching staff, but also with the journalists, with the fans … there was some concern but at the same time there was confidence that the group could take it forward. I remember hard nights and training sessions because the game against Switzerland did a lot of damage ".
Those were times when even the squad for South Africa was questioned. Del Bosque recognized in the MSW that the Marcos Senna's absence was the one that hurt him the most. "He was one of the best when we won the 2008 European Championship. Then we saw him decline a bit and the appearance of Busquets, Javi Martnez … are decisions that hurt ".