FABREGAS BOASTS: SAYS SPAIN WILL RULE THE WORLD AGAIN IN 2014
One week after helping Spain re- write it's soccer history in South Africa with a World Cup triumph, Arsenal forward Cesc Fabregas, is looking forward to re-enacting that feat in 2014 in Brazil.
Fabregas, who is still basking in the euphoria of their July 11 victory over hard fighting Netherlands told whoever cared to listen on arrival in Madrid early this week that Spain will win the World Cup back to back.
Fabregas, who came as a late second half substitute, only to provide the killer pass, which Iniesta utilized to bury the Oranje Boys said Spain would be too hot to handle in four years time given the kind of young talents in the squad.
'We have great players who are coming through and Spanish football is just growing,' he said. Interestingly, Coach Vicente Del Bosque has backed Fabregas's prediction that the team would be poised for a repeat at the next World Cup. 'Our efforts never end. This World Cup draws from what we did at the Euro 2008 tournament. It's the continuation of a very good legacy,' Del Bosque said.
The coach who was full of praise for his wards said winning the World Cup was a fitting reward for his bunch of super stars. 'All these players deserve the prize and the reward they've earned. I have excellent players, players of wonderful quality and huge talent, and this is a fitting reward,' said Del Bosque.
Given the age of the Spainish players that emerged champions in South Africa, one can not but agree that they would be a dreaded side when the chips are down in Brazil 2014. The likes of Fabregas, Jesus Navas, Sergio Busquets, Javi Martinez, Iniesta, Gerard Pique, Sergio Ramos, David Villa , Juan Mata, and Fernando Torres will all be less than 30 when the world's biggest single sports fiesta gets under way again in Brazil.