DEL BOSQUE HOPEFUL ON VILLA
Spanish national team coach Vicente del Bosque has expressed his confidence regarding the fitness of Barcelona striker David Villa. David Villa is currently nursing an injury to the tibia.
The 30-year-old striker suffered a fractured tibia while playing for Barcelona in the Club World Cup back in December.
It was initially expected that he would be definitely out of the Euro 2012, as this injury was expected to take up to 8 months of recuperation. However, the Spaniard has made incredible progress in such a way that the record goal scorer for Spain will be ready for the Euro 2012 according to manager Vicente del Bosque.
Vicente del Bosque has also said that Chelsea striker Fernando Torres also deserves a place in the Spanish squad. Fernando Torres lost to Valencia striker Roberto Soldado in the recent squad selected for the friendly matches. This was a first time Vicente del Bosque showed his lack of patience with the striker, who has been indispensable for the Spanish national team over the last few years. Fernando Torres scored the winning goal for Spain at the Euro 2008, but his stock has gone extremely low following his inexplicable poor run of form with Chelsea.
“The people around him think, and he himself thinks, that he will be there. We will wait until the last minute because we are talking about the best goalscorer that we currently have in Spain, the most reliable. He has in the recent past been one of the architects of Spain’s goals, so we will wait,” the former Real Madrid coach said one asked about the possibility of David Villa joining the Spanish squad for the Euro 2012. David Villa has 51 goals in just 82 appearances for the Spanish national team, and was integral in the Euro 2008 and World Cup 2010 wins.