Del Bosque lauds his record-breakers
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has backed his all-conquering side to continue going from strength to strength and 'break many more records'.
The European champions became the first international side to claim 15 successive wins with Saturday night's 2-0 triumph over South Africa in the Confederations Cup, eclipsing the mark jointly held by Brazil, Australia, and France.
The result also saw Spain equal Brazil's world-leading run of 35 games unbeaten, set between 1993 and 1996, and they will claim that record outright if they avoid defeat in the Confederations Cup semi-finals.
It has been a remarkable run of success for the Iberian nation and Del Bosque sees no reason why it will not continue.
When asked if he thought his team's hunger would be diminished in the wake of their achievements, Del Bosque said: "I don't think so. This team will break many more records. Some day we will lose, but until that happens we need to continue enjoying it. I'm proud of this group."
Delighted though he was with the win over South Africa and the world record, Del Bosque admits that he places getting through to the last four of the Confederations Cup higher than anything else.
"I'm happy with both things, but above all getting through to the semi-finals. We've come here to win the Confederations Cup," he added.
Striker Fernando Torres, meanwhile, expects opposing sides to be even more determined to beat Spain in the future.
"We're very happy because we will go down in history with these two records. If they haven't been broken in so much time it's because it isn't easy to do it," he said.
"We know that it's going to be harder each time to win games, that's normal. Our opponents are going to know more about us, and they will also want to beat us because defeating Spain now is like it was before to beat Brazil or Argentina."