Spanish bull run is product of their youth academies

The success of the Spanish national team is mainly down to the efficiency of its clubs’ soccer academies and the high quality of coaching staff,coach Vicente del Bosque said

Written by Reuters | Kiev | Published: July 2, 2012 12:27 am

The success of the Spanish national team is mainly down to the efficiency of its clubs’ soccer academies and the high quality of coaching staff,coach Vicente del Bosque said. Spain coach Del Bosque said the Iberian nation was experiencing an incredible era and was ready to become a leader in European football.

“(Our success) is not a coincidence and has its foundations in many things,in the structure of our football,in the academies,and in better coaches,” he was quoted as saying on the Spanish soccer federation’s website.

“The (Spanish) clubs are devoting themselves to training youngsters,some kids leave for foreign teams at a very young age. Before we would travel abroad to look at the academies in France,Russia,Germany. Now many of these countries come to see what we are doing in Spain.”

Del Bosque said Spain had finally worked out how to convert the dominance of clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid in European competition over the years into success at the international level.

“We have put a certain complex regarding Europe behind us and right now we are at the same level as any country in our vicinity,” he said. “We are among a group of candidates to lead European football.”

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