Spain’s captain Iker Casillas Monday has come to the defence of manager Luis Aragones, who has come in for some heavy criticism during the qualifying campaign for Euro 2008.
“Luis is doing good things, you must let him work,” goalkeeper Casillas told AS.
“At the moment, there is a very good feeling in the team and I hope that will continue at” Euro 2008, said the Real Madrid player, who has won 73 caps.
“We are at a stage where we play better each time.”
Spain qualified for Euro 2008, to be held in Switzerland and Austria in June, by virute of Saturday’s 3-0 win over Sweden.
“We are all very happy over the qualification for Euro 2008, but we cannot ease up, we must continue to work hard,” said Casillas.
Aragones admitted that he wa`s rellieved to have qualified after a sticky start to the qualifying campaign in which they they lost back-to-back matches in Northern Ireland and Sweden.
“I didn’t enjoy the insults I received back then but I did expect them. It comes with the job,” he said after the match.