The Spanish coach Vicente del Bosque has been commissioned to collect the Prince of Asturias Award 2010 at the Teatro Campoamor of Oviedo, where he has acknowledged that the selection was proclaimed champion of Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup "with effort , sacrifice, talent, discipline, solidarity, modesty, sportsmanship and honor. "
Earlier, the ten players present at the ceremony approached, one by one, to greet the Prince, Pepe Reina, Sergio Ramos, Jesus Navas, Juan Manuel Mata, Javi Martínez, Carlos Marchena, Fernando Llorente, Joan Capdevila, Xavi Hernandez and Iker Casillas. The last to be named was Vicente del Bosque, who received the diploma and he skipped the protocol to go for Luis Aragones to make him appear on stage to be photographed with them and Angel Maria Villar.
Modesty is a weapon as powerful on its own and a captivating game," acknowledged the coach.
"For over 100 years, football is part of our daily life and is inextricably linked to the hopes and dreams of millions of Spanish," he underlined and added: "We are beneficiaries of the status, privileges and a of responsibilities which can not be ignored. bearers and articulate a universal phenomenon whose significance is no doubt that encourages us to try to be better every day. "
According to Del Bosque, "the team that now receives the Prince of Asturias award is the repository of values that go beyond the specific successes and its materiality, and is also legitimate heir of a tradition that we honor."
It was also agreed that the fans trusted that champions would deliver: "The team was deeply satisfied to have achieved the success and very proud to have been able to respond to the confidence that millions of Spanish deposited in it." He thanked the efforts of the players: "The group I represent has all the virtues that a coach has always wanted. The success of Spain in South Africa has been the reward for all this, but also the result of convincing the players that what they did was the best and faith in their proposed football"
"The unforgettable victory in South Africa gave us is for history and in-house, the humility of a group of players who have made modest a weapon as powerful as his own and captivating game," nuanced.
Finally, wanted to "highlight the support in South Africa, first by Her Majesty the Queen and Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess of Asturias. For them our thanks for their support and faith."
Sauce (video there)
Such a great person del Bosque, he wanted Aragonés to share their victory in every way possible, no wonder why Pepe called him "goodness personified, the correct man" in the WC Celebration in Madrid
The boys greeting the Prince:
(Xavi and Iker going for Aragonés as well &hearts &hearts)
Del Bosque's speech: