Vicente Del Bosque reveals what he told his Spain players before winning the 2010 World Cup final

Vicente Del Bosque 2010 World Cup Spain
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You'd have thought managing arguably one of the greatest national teams to have ever played football would be easy. After all, a side complete with some of the game's most technically gifted players in Xavi, Iniesta and Xabi Alonso, coupled with David Villa's goals and the defensive capabilities of Sergio Ramos, Carlos Puyol and Gerard Pique, should make this management lark simple, no?

Well, it's all well and good having the best players, but before a World Cup final it's anything but. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.