SPAIN NEED A WIN
David Villa has said that Spain desperately wants to secure three points in the upcoming World Cup qualifier against France which is going to be played on Tuesday at Stade de France.
Spain’s previous World Cup qualifier against Finland ended in a draw. That was an unexpected result. That draw brought Spain down in the Group I points table. Before that match, Spain was ahead of France on the basis of goal difference.
France defeated Georgia on the same day by 3-1 which gave them three points and now, they are at the top of Group I points table with 10 points. They have won three out of the four world cup qualifiers that they have played so far.
On the other hand, Spain currently has 8 points. They have managed to win only two out of their four matches.
In the match against Finland, Spain had taken the lead in the 49th minute with the goal of Sergio Ramos. But, they lost their advantage when there were only 11 minutes to go in the match. Teemu Pukki scored the leveller for Finland.
When asked about the team’s performance against Finland, Villa said, “We played badly. We were not expected to share points in that match, but, that happened. We certainly let the Spanish supporters down that day. But, it’s gone now and we need to move on. A very important game against France is coming up and we are desperately waiting for that game.”
“We will go for three points in that match. We are not going to play defensively. We are known for attacking football and we are going to play the same kind of football in Tuesday’s game.”
Spain and France had played against each other in October last year as well. That match was played at Estadio Vicente Calderon and had ended in a draw.