08 May 2012

[Selection] Del Bosque on Puyol: "It is a serious setback"

Azulgrana defender of 34 years is just two matches to play the number 100 with the Spanish team, with which sum 68 wins, 19 draws and 11 defeats in 98 games


The Spanish coach has not hidden his pessimism today after learning the injured Carles Puyol and the operation that must be submitted to his right knee International FC Barcelona, ​​leaving you out of the next European Championship.

Speaking to Diario AS, Del Bosque said Puyol's injury "is a serious setback, a significant drop not only what is in the field, but for what it brings to the team."

Carles Puyol was one of the eleven fixed Vicente Del Bosque for the appointment of Ukraine and Poland. Permanent fixture at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, Azulgrana defender of 34 years is just two matches to play the number 100 with la Spanish and become a centenarian. In his 98 appearances defending the jersey of the Roja, Puyol has garnered 68 wins, 19 draws and 11 defeats.

"It's also a shame that this happened when on the verge of 100 games, but hopefully I can get to them," Del Bosque desired. "I was doing a great season finale and was a fixture," he added

The low almost sure Barça defender adds to the problem you have with fellow del Bosque barcelonista David Villa, whose presence in the Euro is in the air, although the selection are optimistic about his recovery and hope that come el Guaje on time. (via AS)