Iniesta: Spain should have won

Andres Iniesta doesn’t feel Spain’s defeat to Slovakia was a fair result, arguing La Roja had enough chances to win.

Slovakia took a 2-1 victory from the Euro 2016 qualifier, a late Miroslav Stoch goal confirming the outcome.

“The result is what it is. We can’t change it,” Iniesta told reporters after the final whistle, AS reports.

“I don’t think we played a game that should have lost, especially at times. There’s not much more to say after a loss like that.

“I think we deserved to win. We had the chances to do so, to win. Their goalkeeper was inspired but that’s football. The difference is the goals.

“We’ll try to do better so that doesn’t happen again.

“We weren’t surprised by Slovakia and we knew they had players who could take advantage of their chances.”

Iniesta was asked if Spain should consider changing their approach in light of the result and the World Cup disappointment.

“I don’t think we need to renounce what he have always done,” he countered.

“The only thing is you have to try and get the results to go with the performance, otherwise the feeling doesn’t change.

“If you lose then doubts arise but we’re up for it, to reverse the situation. We lost, but it’s a long road and we have another game on Sunday.”    

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