Vicente del Bosque hates to say that he wasn’t excited with Pedro Rodriguez going public over his Euro 2016 frustration. However, the coach says the outburst hasn’t created any divisions in his team, adding that Spain camp is a happy one.
Image: Spain coach Vicente del Bosque gives a Press Conference.
Pedro had expressed his excitement over the weekend after surprisingly making it to the last 23-man squad representing Spain at Euro 2016 but his happiness was cut short after Bosque neglected him during the early fixtures.
The Chelsea winger followed up his comments by saying he doesn’t regret whatever he said about his situation. But Spain coach thinks he should have exercised a little more patience.
Vicente del Bosque spoke with AS and this was what he said: “I didn’t like what Pedro said though it wasn’t on our mind [against Croatia]. It can’t be said it influenced our game.
“We mainly have a healthy and friendly squad, it’s not a Sunday school but there is a great atmosphere. For that I thank the people who don’t play but behave well,” the Coach adds.
“It hurts me not to use Koke more, or Thiago Alcantara, or Marc Bartra, everyone. The behavior of our players has been spectacular, for which I will always be grateful to those who haven’t played.
“Pedro’s comments were unfortunate, perhaps that’s the most I can say.
“If we can get along that’s much better. We’re together for a month and a day and there hasn’t been a problem. We’ve had to make decisions, people have joined in stages and we’ve had to lose people who came here but were injured.”