‘Draw leaves a sour taste…’

Cesar Azpilicueta wasn’t content with Spain’s draw with Italy as ‘we conceded when we were at our best.’

Lorenzo Insigne opened the scoring for the Azzurri, only for Aritz Aduriz to equalise on his return to La Roja after a six-year absence.

“He scored a striker’s goal, very important. He worked hard throughout the match and got his reward,” Azpilicueta said of the Athletic Bilbao forward, AS reports.

“The Coach will be pleased with the options he has [in attack]. We have different forwards and sometimes matches require different options.

“The draw leaves a sour taste. When we were at our best we conceded. The team reacted well to equalise.

“It was a hard game. Neither team was able to play their game.”

The Chelsea defender also commented on the passing of iconic Barcelona player and Coach Johan Cruyff.

“I feel very sorry. My condolences to his friends and family,” he said.

“He revolutionised football and goes down in history.”

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