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Brasil 2014

Australia-Spain: Quotes

Head coach Vicente del Bosque of Spain looks on
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Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach
We rounded off our campaign in the best possible way, the players did great. They put us under the cosh in the opening minutes but we recovered and then took control. We were the better team. There are a lot of players in this group who can play a part in the future, there’s no need to go ruling anyone out. My future? We’ll have a look over the next few days and weeks. There’s no rush.

Ange Postecoglou, Australia coach
It was disappointing. We started well but Spain’s quality came through and they ended up imposing their style and taking control. To be honest, we were tired and we gave the ball away far too easily. At this World Cup we’ve shown positive things that we can work on, though we’re still a bit short of matching the world’s best. We’ll work hard to get back here within four years and hit a higher standard. Del Bosque came over to me and congratulated us on our performance at the competition, which was very nice of him. I really admire how the Spanish play football, they always try and play the right way and that, for me, deserves a great deal of respect.  

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