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UEFA Euro 2016: Vincent del Bosque elated with Spain's 'in-charge' performance against Turkey

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Spanish coach, Vicente del Bosque, was elated to see Spain defeat Turkey 3-0 to book their berth for the last 16 of Euro 2016, goal.com reported. Despite losing stars like Xavi and Xabi Alonso, the Roja coach is happy to see his team defeat the Turkish side.

The defending champions had struggled in match one against the Cezch Republic, when the team was rescued by Gerad Pique's late goal, to defeat the opponent 1-0. However, the finish was clinical as Alvaro Morata and Nolito's goal propelled them to the last 16.

Goal.com quoted Del Bosque as saying, "We have completed our first objective, qualifying for the next round and did so with a good performance. We were in charge for the entire game and scored goals, which we have been struggling to do."

"We now have to focus on the game against Croatia and see if we can make it to the final. We are not thinking about our opponent in the round of 16. We will try to get the three points against Croatia and will pick a team we think can do the job."

"It is true that we have lost some important players from the team that started this project, some of the most important players of Spain's history, but we are on the right track, even if we have not won anything yet."

"It is good when a team sits back. We always like to play in the opponents' half," goal.com quoted Del Bosque as saying.

He added, "Ideally, we score early, but we have a team that understands very well what we have to do. It is vital they all understand that. But we are not worried if we do not get an early goal. It is good that we are scoring goals and finishing moves. It is no good when you have a great move, but don't score goals."

First published: 18 June 2016, 1:46 IST