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Mourinho: Failure To Adapt Cost Spain Dear

Jos--MourinhoJose Mourinho believes a refusal to adapt to the modern game led to Spain’s woeful defence of the FIFA World Cup.

Having triumphed in South Africa four years ago and secured back-to-back UEFA European Championship titles, Vicente del Bosque’s men were heavily fancied to win the tournament in Brazil.

However, Spain’s campaign has proved to be disastrous as a 5-1 defeat to the Netherlands – who they beat in the 2010 final – in their opening game was followed by a 2-0 humbling by Chile on Wednesday.

It means Spain exit Group B with a whimper and with plenty to ponder as they look to return to the top of world football.


To do so, Chelsea boss Mourinho thinks that Spain must modify their famous tika-taka philosophy because other countries know how to play against the system.

“They scored one goal just with a penalty and they have zero points and they are already packing to go home,” Mourinho told Yahoo Sport.

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