Iniesta: Important to win first one

Andres Iniesta enthused at Spain’s result in defeating Uruguay, before admitting that the players started to feel the conditions by the end.

La Roja defeated their Confederations Cup Group B opponents 2-1 thanks to first-half goals from Pedro Rodriguez and Roberto Soldado, before Luis Suarez’ late free-kick provided for some final nerves.

“It is always best to win the first game and we leave with a good feeling,” Iniesta reflected post-match.

“Towards the end we dropped off. It took a great effort and there was high humidity. We lacked a third goal to give us peace of mind.

“Our position now is good. We have two more games, whilst the team has to grow as the tournament progresses.

“Uruguay was a very aggressive team in the best sense of the word.

“They did not let us think and were very good. But we played very well, one and two-touch.”

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