Valdes: I would not compare France to Barcelona

  • Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan

    Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan

    Colleagues Mourn Death of Doctors in Afghanistan

    Three American doctors were killed in Afghanistan's capital Thursday by an armed guard assigned to protect a hospital. Former colleagues of one of the victims mourns his death. (April 24) …

  • Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents

    Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents

    Ukraine Launches Operation Against Insurgents

    Ukrainian forces launch an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. (April 24) …

  • Obama Reassures Japan on China

    Obama Reassures Japan on China

    Obama Reassures Japan on China

    Opening a four-nation Asian tour, President Obama is reassuring Japan of U.S. backing should China follow Russia's Ukraine example and try to seize disputed islands in the East China Sea. (April 24) …

Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes has leapt to the defence of Vicente del Bosque, saying that the criticism targeted at the coach is senseless and dismissed the notion that France's playing style resembles that of Barcelona.

The 61-year-old had come under fire following his decision to deploy Cesc Fabregas as a false nine in La Roja's 1-1 draw with Italy in their Euro 2012 opener.

Del Bosque was then criticised in the wake of Spain's disappointing display in their 1-0 victory against Croatia, but Valdes has backed the coach's tactical choices.

"I do not understand the criticism targeted at the coach, nor do I share it," he told reporters at a press conference. "In football, things can go better or worse, but the results are there.

"I think the coach has got everything right since he took charge of the national team.

"He is calm and seeing how we are working to prepare for the matches. He wants to protect the group and make sure we keep doing things well and secure the results like we did at World Cup 2010."

Spain will now tackle France in the 2012 quarter-finals, and Valdes stressed that comparing Les Bleus' to Barcelona would be a mistake.

"They have the ambition to have the ball, but to compare them to Barca, that is something I would not do."

Valdes has faced Karim Benzema many times in club matches between Real Madrid and the Blaugrana, and he sent a message of caution to his team-mates regarding the forward.

"He is one of the most dangerous strikers in the world," Valdes added. "That is why he plays where he plays and he does what he does.

"We will have to be very wary of him, Franck Ribery and Samir Nasri, of course."

The 30-year-old custodian was then asked about the reports suggesting that Bayern Munich are looking to install Pep Guardiola as the club's coach in 2013.

"I would be surprised if he takes up another challenge now, since he said he wanted to take a year-long sabbatical from football," Valdes added.

"He would fit in well at any club. No matter where he goes, I would like to wish him the best of luck, unless I have to face his club on the pitch.

"Bayern are one of the greatest clubs in Europe, and he would fit in at any club."

Follow @YahooMalaysia on LINE for daily entertainment updates.

Loading...
  • Kanak-kanak montel, comel atau berpenyakit?
    Azwa Iela - Tupai
    Kanak-kanak montel, comel atau berpenyakit? 15 hours ago
    Kanak-kanak montel, comel atau berpenyakit?

    Tampak comel namun hakikatnya bayi yang montel berisiko menghidapi penyakit obesiti. …

  • "Wireless key finder", penyelamat anda
    Azwa Iela - Tupai
    "Wireless key finder", penyelamat anda Wed, Apr 23, 2014 4:47 PM MYT
    "Wireless key finder", penyelamat anda

    Adakah anda merupakan seorang yang pelupa dan selalu kehilangan kunci akibat terlupa di mana anda meletakknya? …

  • Gaya Muslimah berjiwa moden
    Azwa Iela - Tupai
    Gaya Muslimah berjiwa moden Tue, Apr 22, 2014 5:31 PM MYT
    Gaya Muslimah berjiwa moden

    Wanita yang berlitup kini tampil dengan pelbagai fesyen terkini dan gaya yang lebih moden disamping mengekalkan ciri-ciri Muslimah. …

  • Museum housing Henry VIII's flagship up for British award
    Museum housing Henry VIII's flagship up for British award

    A museum in the British city of Portsmouth that displays the salvaged hulk of King Henry VIII's flagship "Mary Rose", which sank in an attack on a French invasion fleet in 1545, is among the six finalists named on Thursday for a 100,000-pound prize. The Mary Rose Museum made the shortlist for Museum of the Year, the Art Fund charity said, for its "extraordinary and elegant" exhibition of the ship, which was rediscovered in 1971 and salvaged in one of the costliest such operations in history. …

  • Five tips to protect your eyes
    Yahoo Newsroom
    Five tips to protect your eyes Mon, Apr 21, 2014 12:50 PM MYT
    Five tips to protect your eyes

    Just like every other part of your body, your eyes need to be protected too. …

Comments on Yahoo pages are subject to our link to Comments Guidelines. You are responsible for any content that you post. Yahoo is not responsible or liable in any way for comments posted by its users. Yahoo does not in any way endorse or support comments made by its users.