Vicente del Bosque says in regard to Spain finishing second of Euro 2016 Group D ‘often you never know where the danger is.’
La Roja lost to Croatia and as a result enter what appears the more difficult half of the knockout round draw, playing Italy in the Round of 16, but the Coach argued the games that appear easier on paper don’t always work out that way in practice.
“We’re annoyed but we’re not eliminated. It’s not the best road, that’s how it seems, but often you don’t know where the danger is,” Del Bosque told Telecinco post-match, AS reports.
“I have to defend our game. We controlled the match and they scored the second goal on the counter-attack. They also scored in the last minute of the first half. Everything has happened so that we had a bad result. They were even accepting the draw.
“We controlled the result, the draw was good for us, we seemed to be in control of the game. We have to look forward, although it seems like the path we’re on isn’t ideal. We would have liked to be first, mainly because it would have meant winning today.”