Spain can no more match the principles that won consecutive European Championship titles in 2008 and 2012, Gerard Pique conceded after his side smashed out of Euro 2016 to Italy.
The 2-0 rout implies that Spain, who likewise asserted their lady World Cup in 2010, have now been humiliated in two back to back real competitions. They were dumped out of the 2014 World Cup as holders after only two gathering matches.
“We must be practical, we don’t have the same level as when we were world and European champions,” said Barcelona protector Pique.
“There are youths getting through that guarantee a ton. There are other people who have years of experience and we need to keep offering that experience and ability.
“The level isn’t the same. We need to acknowledge it and be basic to get to the World Cup in Russia in great conditions and at a superior level.”
Notwithstanding, Pique guarded the privilege of mentor Vicente del Bosque to require some serious energy to choose his future in spite of the most recent disappointment.
Del Bosque was in control for the competition wins in 2010 and 2012. Be that as it may, the 65-year-old had as of now opposed calls to leave after the World Cup two years prior.
“He has won the privilege to choose. He is a big cheese for football in this nation,” included Pique.
Del Bosque demanded he will talk with the Spanish Football Federation’s leader Angel Maria Villar before settling on his choice.
However, the previous Real Madrid supervisor discredited recommendations it was the end of a time for Spanish football.
“It has been and is an incredible time for Spanish football,” said Del Bosque.
Be that as it may, an incredible time at club level has taken its toll on the national group.
Pretty much as two years prior before baffling in Brazil, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid contended in the Champions League last days before the competition commenced.
Also, Italy ran a joined eight kilometers more than a fatigued Spain in a vivacious presentation.
“I’m not certain it was tiredness since we attempted until the end, however that left them more space on the counter-assault,” included Del Bosque.
“This has dependably been a specialized group as opposed to a physical group. We came into the opposition fit as a fiddle, however it is difficult to quantify it and illustrate (tiredness).”
The feature on the computerized variant of Spanish games day by day Marca dissented, asserting Italy had “finished a brilliant period for Spain and Del Bosque.”
What’s more, Pique conceded Spain could have no dissensions.
“At last the best group won. To win, Spain need to play much superior to the rivals and today it wasn’t that way.”
The two sides will meet again as ahead of schedule as October in fitting the bill for the 2018 World Cup.
Italy manager Antonio Conte guaranteed Spanish football was in “discourteous wellbeing”, however trusts the Azzurri will be loaded with certainty they can assert the main programmed qualifying spot.
“At the point when the draw was made everybody was stating we would need to qualify by means of the playoff,” said Conte, who will assume control at Chelsea toward the end of the competition.
“This is a critical win. These are triumphs which breed fearlessness and self-regard.”