Cesc: It wasn’t a stroll

Cesc Fabregas has dismissed the suggestion that Spain found last night’s 4-0 win over Belarus easy, saying that La Roja’s expectations are always to attack.

Vicente del Bosque’s side ran out comfortable winners in Minsk on Friday night for a second consecutive Group I win.

Even with the visitors recording 72 per cent possession, for Fabregas the game was not so simple.

“It was a great performance from Spain. We are glad we won the game. But, I do not believe that it was a stroll,” he told reporters after the game.

“We are a very attacking team and we know that we have to always play well, and so we are always looking for depth and space on the field. We must continue like this.”

The midfielder is now on 73 appearances for the national team, aged just 25.

“I think that if not for the injuries then it could be more. But I am very happy. I feel very important in this group.

“We are doing well [ahead of Tuesday’s game with France] but we know that we now face a direct rival, who has a great team.

“Already they cost us a lot in the win in the quarter-finals at Euro 2012. We must continue with our style.”

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