Goikoetxea: An honour to play Spain

Equatorial Guinea boss Andoni Goikoetxea has admitted it is a ‘privilege’ to play Spain this evening.

The African country host La Roja in a friendly on Saturday night, and the former Athletic Bilbao defender has conceded that it is an ‘honour’ to come up against Vicente del Bosque’s men.

“This game is hugely important for football in Equatorial Guinea,” he told a Press conference.

“It's a privilege and I want to extend my gratitude to the Spanish Football Federation for deciding to come here, to play against the only Spanish speaking country in Africa.

“I'm proud and honoured to be able to play against Spain, the best team in the world.

“It gives me enormous satisfaction and a great sense of responsibility to come up against Spain.

“For a humble and modest team like ours it's a huge challenge to play against the best team in the world. It's a source of motivation for all our footballers, and for me, of course.

“It's a historic game, the first time this country has played a World Cup winner. It would be glorious if we could beat Spain. It would be incredible, but in football, everything is possible.”

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