Spain-Honduras: Quotes
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Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach
We’ve paved the way for us to take on Chile for a place in the next round, though I don’t think that we’ve had a good game. Yes, we created a lot of goalscoring situations and we ought to have won by more goals, but I’m not totally happy - once again our finishing was off. What’s more, I felt that we were too open and very vulnerable, and if we play like that against Chile we could be made to suffer. Why? Because they’re a very active and aggressive team who are very difficult to get at. Besides which they don’t take many risks and are quick to get forward. But my players will be able to handle the pressure.

Reinaldo Rueda, Honduras coach
The idea was to get the ball off Spain and try and feed our forwards, and we had two or three chances but we weren’t clinical enough to score. I’m expecting another difficult game against Switzerland, although it will be very different to the one today. We’ll now have to see if the players can bounce back mentally and go out and give their all to end on a high for the good of Honduran football.

David Villa, Spain forward and Budweiser Man of the Match
We’re happy about the way we played. We won and looked convincing, because we played a lot of attacking football and had a lot of possession. We played well the other day too but we didn’t get the rub of the green. We’ve scored twice today, but on the other hand we missed loads of chances. Our fate’s in our own hands against Chile: if we win we’ll go through to the next round.

Osman Chavez, Honduras defender
We went down fighting. We came up against a great national side and I think that we did pretty well – it’s no mean feat to make a team of their calibre sweat. So, even though we lost, I think we’ve got something to be pleased about. That said, we’re not totally down and out because the group leaders want to avoid Brazil (in the Round of 16). If Chile win then we’ve got a chance. We’re going to keep working right until the end to try and make it through.

Sergio Ramos, Spain defender
What matters is that our fate’s in our hands now. The team has found the path to follow and the only thing we need to improve is our finishing. It’s true that it would’ve been useful to have won by more goals, but we’ll still go into the game against Chile high on confidence.

David Suazo, Honduras forward
We managed to keep Spain at bay for a while, but they were able to dictate the tempo of the game and put away their chances. We worked hard and tried to catch them on the counter-attack, but in football you have to score to win the game. Even so, all is not lost yet.