Juan Mata reflected on the important goal that Spain achieved in defeating Tahiti, as well as outlining the team’s ambition in the Confederations Cup.
La Roja ran out 10-0 winners in Thursday evening’s second round of Group B to leave them in a commanding position for progression in the competition.
“We have fulfilled an important goal, which was to win, avoid any injuries and to have fun,” reflected Mata post-match.
“And I think we had fun. Even until the 90th minute Tahiti were trying to play, they wanted to score a goal.
“They certainly deserve to be here.”
La Roja are all but assured of a spot in the semi-finals, where they could face Brazil or Italy.
“The idea is to top the group and then we’ll see. We have come to Brazil to win the title and currently we are on the right track.
“The boos? The public is Brazilian, they will be cheering for Brazil, so in the end it is better for them if we do worse, but we are isolated from these things.”