Hierro: Spain ‘expected’ Iran

Fernnado Hierro insists Iran ‘didn’t surprise’ Spain on Wednesday as ‘this is a World Cup, there’s maximum equality and no-one wins easily.’

“This is a World Cup, there’s maximum equality,” the Coach said after his country’s narrow 1-0 victory in Kazan.

“No-one wins easily and Iran didn’t surprise us. The game was difficult, we started well but with so much lacking on the field, it was difficult for us to catch our rhythm.

“After half-time, we had 20 good minutes and knew that 1-0 was too short, but we were faced by a solid team. We expected something similar.

“They have a great Coach in Carlos Queiroz and I’m happy with the efforts of my players. I’m proud of the work my players have done.”

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