Sergio Busquets insists Spain ‘have been the best team’ in their Nations League group, despite ending it with two defeats from four matches.
“It was a pity that they scored when they did, although a draw wouldn’t have helped us much,” said the midfielder after La Roja’s 3-2 defeat to Croatia on Thursday.
“They came out very strongly. We had some problems in the first half, especially the first few minutes.
“They dropped off physically in the second half and we had several chances, especially in the six-yard box.
“We deserved more. We deserved to go ahead, but for one reason or another it wasn’t to be.
“Now we have to hope England and Croatia draw on Sunday because we’re no longer reliant on ourselves.
“It was a very difficult group, with some strong national teams who came in from good showings at the World Cup.
“We’ve been the group’s best national team, but we’ve been punished by some timely mistakes.”