Del Bosque must be delighted that there will be no Barcelona-Real Madrid champions league final next week. It would be the biggest Clásico match of all time and with such stakes there would be guaranteed to be some tension and a brawl at some stage, potentially jeopardising team spirit in the Spain camp.
Then again the Spanish Barça and RM players were involved in a major brawl against each other during the Supercopa de España last August, but were united when they brawled together against Chile in Spain's friendly a few weeks later
Piqué has had a difficult time on and off the pitch at Barça with a huge loss of form and a fall out with Guardiola over his celebrity lifestyle. This summer could be difficult for him.
Left back has maybe been Spain's main problem position over the last few years but hopefully Alba takes his opportunity and shines.