Juanfran not dwelling on mistake

Juanfran says he will not dwell on the error that led to Oliver Giroud’s late equaliser that earned France a 1-1 draw with Spain.

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran [pictured, left] replaced the injured Alvaro Arbeloa and was at fault for the goal that led to Didier Deschamp’s men coming away from the Vicente Calderon with a vital World Cup qualifying point, although he still sent out a positive message.

“Of course I don’t like having made a mistake, neither me nor any other defender, but I’m not going to keep going on about it because now the only thing we have to think about is going to France and winning.

“We need to take the positive things from this as this tie will make us even better. We all have to draw our own conclusions,” he told assembled media.

Moreover, Juanfran maintained it was good for people to feel so disappointed, insisting it implied that the competitiveness and ambition within the squad is so high.

“I’m angry when I draw because I always go out to win. In recent years things have gone so well that there is a lot of ambition and we will be going to France in search of victory.”


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