Not all matches are going to be won easily: Spain captain

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Kazan (Russia), June 21 (IANS) Spain’s national football team captain Sergio Ramos said that he is satisfied with his squad’s 1-0 triumph over Iran in the 2018 World Cup Russia, adding that they knew the match was going to be a complicated one.

“We knew it was going to be a difficult game. They were very defensive-minded and it was hard for us to create scoring chances,” Ramos said after the match on Wednesday, reports Efe.

“We had possession of the ball but not many clear opportunities. Not all matches were going to be won easily,” he added.

“We’re happy with the victory and we have to try to finish first in the group. We can always improve; we have to be aware that each game is different. We can keep improving ourselves, both defensively and offensively, and we must try to score a shot,” Ramos added, saying that Spain “justly deserves the victory.”

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“We like to win in another way. Spain justly deserves victory, even if it was small,” he said.

Ramos also took the opportunity to praise Isco and Diego Costa, who scored two goals in the 3-3 draw with Portugal as well as a goal that gave Spain the victory over Iran.

“The important thing is that everyone is connected and well,” he said, “It’s good that they’re in that shape because it is all going to be necessary.”



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