Del Bosque admits Spain profligacy

Vicente del Bosque admitted Spain “found it difficult to score” against Czech Republic on Monday as “we had a little hiccup with the centre-forwards”.

Spain dominated their opening match of Euro 2016 but only had Gerard Pique’s late header to show for it as neither Alvaro Morata nor Aritz Aduriz were able to stake their claim for La Roja’s No 9 jersey.

“We took the initiative, but we weren’t successful [in front of goal] until the final moments [of the game],” the Coach said after the match.

“It’s true that we found it difficult to score. It was tough to go ahead, but from an Andres cross, Gerard did wonderfully.

“We had a little hiccup with the centre-forwards, but in the end we won.

“I do not know if it’ll be enough, but with these three points, we have a cushion [atop Group D]. I’m happy for everyone.

“De Gea? Everything’s in order. Iker’s cooperation [to sit] on the bench was wonderful.”

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