Coach says Spain worthy champs of 2010 World Cup

08:14, July 12, 2010      

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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said they deserved the World Cup trophy after beating the Netherlands 1-0 on Andres Iniesta's extra time goal on Sunday.

"I first congratulate Holland because they put on a very tough match for us to play," said Bosque.

"(Arjen) Robben did very good job but it was us who dominated the match. we deserved this reward and this triumph. We are supported by all the people in Spain and we are delighted to offer this victory to Spain.

"I don't want to highlight any particular player like Iniesta because it's the success for all of us. All the members deserve what we received today."

When asked about Dutch rough style, Bosque said: "I just want to talk about good and beautiful things. The match was intense, very balanced and tight. In this final we played quality, offensive and attacking football, which is the first thing that comes to my mind."

As for Africa's first World Cup, Bosque said it was an extrodinary success for the continent.

As for Spain's beautiful football, Bosque said it was not an ending and they would continue to demostrate on the pitch.

Iniesta, the best player of the match, said: "I can't quite believe it. I scored such an important goal for my team. I want to enjoy the moment."

Source: Xinhua

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