Navas defends Del Bosque and vows to attack Ireland

Sevilla winger Jesus Navas has leapt to the defence of national Coach Vicente del Bosque, after the Spanish side came from behind to draw 1-1 with Italy and insisted they will go out attacking against the Republic of Ireland.

The 26-year-old was Del Bosque’s first substitution in the game against Italy on Sunday and there have been criticisms in the Spanish media towards his failure to implement a number 9 figure in the starting line-up, however Navas has backed his coach and insisted Spain will show their worth in their next game.

“There are many views of the game but we all think that the decision made by the coach was good, because he always puts the team to win matches and we have done very well. I think it has very clear ideas and our style. We have many alternatives to play, “he said at a news conference.

The national Coach’s team selection raised some eyebrows when he opted to leave Fernando Torres and Alvaro Negredo on the bench, though the former was brought on to try and secure the win – his failure to do so have led to calls for Negredo to start the next game.

One thing Jesus Navas is sure of, is that Spain will attack more in the game against Ireland – he told journalists “It’s going to be a difficult game. We have to get three points and we have to attack them from the start.”

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