Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho, has explained the reasons behind Spain’s downfall at the 2014 World Cup.
He told Yahoo Sports that other teams have learned how to play against the 2010 World Cup champions, who have been dominating football for the past eight years.
“They scored one goal just with a penalty and they have zero points and they are already packing to go home," said Mourinho.
"I think it is fair to say that there is a big responsibility in Holland and Chile (for Spain's downfall). They did what I think in modern football you have to do – you have to be strategic.
"Holland and Chile were very good from a strategic point of view, and Spain couldn’t cope with it in my opinion.
"People learn how to play against the best teams and when the best teams play always believing that their philosophy is the one, the other people learn.
"Spain was so amazing in the past four, six years – they were so amazing in the way that they were playing football – that people learn, people look, people study.
Mourinho also handed out special praises to Netherlands’ coach, Louis van Gall, as well as Chile boss, Jorge Sampaoli, who prepared their teams perfectly against Spain.
"Louis van Gaal was brilliant in the way he analysed and he prepared the game against Spain but today, Jorge Sampaoli even more,” he added.
"We have to be fair, and instead of saying Spain didn’t play well – which I agree with – we have to be fair and say Chile did an amazing work and congratulations to the coach Sampaoli."
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