Del Bosque explains benching Chelsea striker Torres

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has explained benching Chelsea striker Fernando Torres for the win over Scotland.

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has explained benching Chelsea striker Fernando Torres for the win over Scotland.

Del Bosque went with Barcelona ace David Villa and was rewarded with a two-goal performance.

On Torres, Del Bosque explained: "It is very easy to understand: it is difficult to put them all in. Only eleven can play and I can only make three substitutions.

"Torres played the other day, and today we have opted for a forward whose a lot shorter, like Villa, with two very tall midfielders. It has worked well."

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