Spain will have to forget all the memories of 2014 World Cup when they face Slovakia in the 2016 Euro qualifiers match tonight.
The 2010 World champions who went on to win the European Championships in Ukraine two years later, stumbled to a great shock in Brazil, exiting in group stages. They were further humiliated with a 5-1 loss to rivals Netherlands.
The team's manager Vincente del Bosque has admitted that the team is undergoing a transition after the disastrous campaign. The 63-year-old has expressed his confidence in the new face squad facing Slovakia, and wants his team to forget Brazil.
Spain are ranked eighth in the world and fourth in Europe according to FIFA rankings, and they have a great task ahead to get back to winning ways. With squad comprising of top performing players in their clubs, Del Bosque has confidence in his team.
The team will be led in attack by Chelsea's top striker Diego Costa, who will joined by team-mate Cesc Fabregas and the likes of Xabi Alonso, Andres Iniesta and David Silva.
Costa,who turned 26 years recently, will have to prove himself that he is worthy to be selected for the team. The in-form striker, signed in the summer from Atletico Madrid, has been struggling to perform for his adoptive nation but Del Bosque is confident the striker will perform.
"Diego has in front of him the challenge to show everyone that we have taken the right decision," Del Bosque told Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
"Maybe we are wrong, and it does happen in football, but I have a lot of confidence in him that he is going to do very well.
"I think that he can be very important for us as I believe in his qualities. He has put his faith in us and we have put ours in him.
"If I had seen anything that made me doubt him then I would say it."
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms