Hierro: Spain must change course

Fernando Hierro has warned Spain their 2-2 draw with Morocco ‘isn’t the way forward’, explaining ‘we have to be tighter from transitions’.

“We knew that the three games were going to demand a lot from us,” the Coach said after the game, which nonetheless clinched La Roja top spot in their World Cup group.

“The VAR is something that’s been explained to us, we know how it works and all we had to do was wait for the decision. It’s one more piece of play, they instructed us and that’s that.

“After a lot of suffering, we’d already been warned. They were going to come out with everything, and they did except for Benatia.

“We must be critical of ourselves. This isn’t the way forward, we can’t give away so many chances; the good and the bad, everything we did.

“Defensive errors? If we want to our dream come true, we have to adjust those details. Every chance they create can be a goal.

“We must be the first to criticise ourselves and be aware that there’s room for improvement.

“We have strength going forward and quality players, but we have to be tighter from transtions, where teams with a lot of physicality can do a lot of damage to us.”

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