Del Bosque wants Spain’s best

Vicente del Bosque says he doesn’t care who Spain face in the final of Euro 2012 and just wants his players to “show their best” (Spain 4/5 – Euro 2012 Outright).

The reigning champions looked nowhere near their best for large chunks of their semi-final encounter with Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s men proving a match for their Iberian neighbours.

In the end penalties were needed to separate the two nations after the game ended goalless, with Cesc Fabregas stroking the winning spot-kick home as they won the shoot-out 4-2.

Spain will now look to make history by becoming the first team to ever retain the European Championships and the first to win three major tournaments in a row.

Either Germany or Italy will await them in Sunday’s final and del Bosque has called on his players to show why they are the best team in the world by claiming more silverware.

“The players have played so many matches and they have to show their best in one more,” he said.

“The other semi-final will be a great match and whoever our opponent is in the final, that will also be a great match. But we don’t care who our opponents are.”

Spain have already played Italy (6/1 – Euro 2012 Outright) at Euro 2012, drawing 1-1 in the group stages of the competition, while they beat Germany (7/4) in the final of Euro 2008 and the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup most recently.

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