Juventus striker Alvaro Morata scored his first goal for Spain to earn an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Ukraine in their Euro 2016 qualifier but coach Vicente del Bosque was not satisfied with the display of his players.
Spain coach Del Boque had claimed it earlier that Andres Iniesta and Isco can play together, and he started the game against Ukraine with both the players in his starting XI. Spain started the game on a brighter note as there was fluidity in their display.
Alvaro Morata missed many chances in the first half but he redeemed for those missed chances by scoring a wonderful goal through a brilliant pass from Koke.
However, Spain looked horribly short of ideas in the second half as they failed to create any chances. There was no co-ordination between their midfielders and attackers and coach Vicente del Bosque was not satisfied with the display of his players.
“We dropped off in the second half and that leaves a bad taste in my mouth,a Del Bosque said after the game.
a In the first half we played well and had chances. In the second we had chances for Juanfran and Cazorla but [our profligacy] cost us.a
Del Bosque praised the efforts of Morata in scoring the goal.
a [Alvaro Morata] took his chance and scored. He met Koke’s pass and gave a well-defined performance.
a Everyone did well. We got the three points, but our problems came in the second half.
a There will be changes [for the match against Netherlands] because there was no charge [in the second half] from the players.a
Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata, who scored in his first match for Spain, was seemingly pleased with his display and said that there is more to come from him.
a It was a very tough and physical match, but we managed to get the three points,a Alvaro Morata said after the game.
a It wasn’t an easy game to play in. Our opponents were known for [this durability] and aggression and defended well.
a I hope to keep playing games [for Spain]. It wasn’t my best game, but I’ll keep working hard to get back here.a