Vicente del Bosque wants an all-Spanish Champions League final
Spain's national team coach Vicente del Bosque wants both Barcelona and Real Madrid to go through to the Champions League final.
Alicante (Spain), May 5 (IANS) Spanish national football team manager Vicente del Bosque is hoping that Real Madrid and Barcelona win their respective matches against Juventus and Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals and qualify to make a Spanish final for the second year in a row.
Del Bosque's remarks came during the inauguration of the camp that bears his name here, reports Efe.
"Once in semi-finals it is always very difficult," the 'La Roja' coach said, responding to claims that Real Madrid's clash against Juventus would be easy. He explained that "naturally" the Spanish clubs give honourable performances in European competitions because they have been doing so for "a decade or more".
Del Bosque also underlined that not only are there two Spanish clubs in the semifinals of the Champions League, but also there are "two Spanish coaches", referring to Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola, highlighting the presence of several Spanish international players on the teams of the big four.