MADRID, 20 Jun- ` –

The national soccer coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, confessed that he “expected a better game” from Spain this Saturday in the draw (1-1) against Poland and pointed out that the “reality” is that the four teams in Group E can go to Eighth at the Euro, in “the final test” of the last day-

“A feeling of hope, I was hoping that we could have played a better game, giving joy to the fans and the team itself, but we must recognize the work of Poland- They have closed the options to progress and they have been attentive- It has been a difficult match, “he said at a press conference in La Cartuja-

The Spanish coach explained that Poland did not close in like Sweden, although they had moments of defending with many people- “The most difficult situation in world football is against a withdrawn rival- Today it has not been like that, Poland has had the tendency to pressure- A team that locks itself behind costs the Spanish team, France, Brazil, to the City, to Madrid, “he said-

“I do not think he lacked aggressiveness- Our player profile is to play offensive football and good at pressure, the duels have been distributed- There has been no lack of attitude or character, the intention and desire are there,” he added-

Luis Enrique pointed to the penalty missed by Gerard Moreno as the key- “There is a key moment that is after conceding the goal, the next play is the penalty- If we got ahead it would have changed the game, but it was the other way around, the penalty charged us a little more pressure, we generated occasions but more by the spirit that by the good soccer “, aimed-

“We reached the final test, the third game is the one we have to win, and the four teams depend on themselves- I expected something more, to have six points, the reality is this- The first game we deserved more, today the result does not reflect nothing unfair, it is high-level football- The decisive moment has arrived, the same for all groups- If we deserve it and win the match we will qualify and if we will not be eliminated, this is the reality, “he concluded-

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