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Del Bosque backs De Gea as the “complete goalkeeper”

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Vicente del Bosque has backed David de Gea as the “complete goalkeeper” after he made a rare mistake in Spain’s friendly with Switzerland on Sunday

The Manchester United star had another outstanding season at Old Trafford and became the first player to ever win the Player of the Year award four times, as well as collecting his first ever Premier League Golden Glove award with 18 clean sheets.

However, the 27-year-old made an uncharacteristic blunder by spilling Stephan Lichtsteiner’s cross which allowed Ricardo Rodriguez a tap-in and cancel out Alvaro Odriozola scoring a stunning 20-yard volley that had given Spain the lead.

But Del Bosque, who won the World Cup and European Championship with Spain, remains a huge admirer of his.

“David is a really complete keeper,” he told Omnisport, via FourFourTwo.

“He plays well with his feet, which is important. He is improving and will be better.

“He’s been playing for five or six years in Manchester, that’s a huge learning experience, same with the national squad.”

Spain will next play Tunisia on Saturday as they continue their preparations for a second World Cup title.

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