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Spain boss hails Messi & Ronaldo

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Spain national team coach Vicente del Bosque believes that the presence of stars such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo benefits La Liga.

The 63-year-old manager also added that he is indifferent about who wins the Ballon d'Or - as he does not care whether the Barcelona man, the Real Madrid star or Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery wins the 2013 award.

Messi, 26, has won the award since 2009, but he faces stiff competition from the Portugal international and the Bayern winger this time around.

And Del Bosque says he is indifferent about who picks up the award this time - since all players deserve it.

"I think it's very good for Spanish football to have players like Messi and Ronaldo," Del Bosque told Libertad FM in an interview that was quoted by Goal.com.

"They never go long without scoring a goal and it's a privilege for La Liga to have players like them.

"I have no idea who will win the Ballon d'Or and I must admit that I do not really care. The three candidates are all very good and there's no shame in losing to any one of them."

Del Bosque also went on to discuss the position of Real Madrid shot-stopper Iker Casillas following the goalkeeper's substitute role at Madrid.

Vincente, however, insisted that the experienced shot-stopper's changed status does not affect his role for Spain.

He added: "Iker is active and training. He is playing in the Champions League and I don’t see any problems. Physically he’s fine."

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