Spain coach Luis Aragones was pleased with his side’s performance after they came from behind to beat Tunisia 3-1.
Two goals from Fernando Torres were enough to see off a hardworking Tunisian team, and although they his team struggled to break down an organised defence, Aragones was ultimately happy with their efforts.
”I knew it would be a very complicated and difficult game,” said Aragones.
”They caught us on the break in the first half and then shut up at the back and it was tremendously difficult for us to break through.
“But in the second half we had a team with more touch and we were able to make more ground on the wings and then did more damage.
“After Cesc (Fabregas) took a shot and Raul got the goal, it became much easier to open them up.”
“We don’t have big, two-metre tall players in our team – but we do have Raul, and he is able to react quickly,” added Aragones, who also singled out the performance Cesc Fabregas.
“The way Cesc and Raul interpreted our kind of game worked perfectly. In the end we deserved to win.”
Torres’ brace took his tally for the tournament to three, with the Atletico Madrid hit-man admitting Spain had been forced to work hard for the points.
“It was harder than we expected but it is important to win any way you can,” said Torres.
“Today the team showed spirit and did not get downhearted when they were behind. As long as the strikers keep scoring we will progress in this tournament.”