‘Italy must be worried about Spain’

Bruno Soriano has claimed that Italy should be “worried” about Spain ahead of the two countries’ last-16 clash at Euro 2016 on Monday.

Spain take on Italy in a rematch of the final four years ago, when they routed the Azzurri 4-0 for a second-successive European crown, and Bruno is “confident” of another victory for his nation.

“Every player tries to do their best. Cesc [Fabregas] and [David] Silva were very good [against Croatia] and we took advantage,” the Villarreal midfielder said at a Press conference.

“In the days before it was [Andres] Iniesta and this is how it goes. We all try to be at 100 percent so we can win games.

“We didn’t do therapy after the defeat, but all players review their performances after matches. What we have to think about is ourselves.

“If [Alvaro Morata] can help by giving us some information then you always have to think about players like him and see if they can help us a little more.

“We see [Italy] as a strong national team, we respect them 100 percent and it’s clear that they’re a very passionate team with great players.

“It’s true that we must study them, but I think if we do things right then they have to be worried.

“It gives me confidence to play with this team. It’s a great honour to play with my teammates.

“Hopefully I can continue with that confidence against the Italian national team. Those who have more experience than me will give us good advice to try to beat Italy.”

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