Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is reconciled with the score tied of his players won against Italy (1-1), but believes that “Furia Roja” deserved to win the match played on Sunday. “I am frustrated by this game. I think our effort was great against a team not content to defend. The first half was very balanced, the second was more than ours. After equalization, we could very well win, especially because we played better in the end”, said Del Bosque.
Accused that has used Fabregas in leading the offensive, the reigning world champion coach said that it was the main player of which built the first “11″ in the first matches played by Spain in the Group C of European Championship 2012. “We chose to start with Fabregas, because I wanted some security in midfield and we wanted to combine well against an opponent who has exerted strong pressure. The fact that the Italians in the first half prevented us to have good control of the game surprised me: Italy is an experienced team. In fact, Fabregas has this profile somewhat particular, to be a midfielder with a great sense of emptiness.
I think when I entered in the field Fernando Torres was the perfect time, because then the game became more open. At that time, Torres’s profile can bring something”, said Del Bosque. Spain ended in a draw game against Italy, scoring with Fabregas, in minute 64′, after Antonio Di Natale opened the score in minute 61. In the other match of the day, Croatia secured first place in Group C, beating Ireland with 3-1.