Coach insists Spain are ready for Honduras in World Cup
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said that his side are ready for the challenge of Honduras in their next World Cup Group H tie at the Ellis Park Stadium here on Monday, Xinhua reported.
However, he also noted that midfielder Andres Iniesta is unlikely to feature as he struggles to overcome a niggling injury.
Having lost their opener against Switzerland 1-0 on June 16, the European champions face the added pressure of knowing that this is a must-win game but the coach explained that his players are accustomed to such demands.
"The players are accustomed to pressure, these games demand maximum intensity. We will not change our way of playing, essentially. But we have to improve our finishing," del Bosque told a press conference.
On Iniesta who is yet to recover from the hamstring injury, the coach said that "Iniesta is in some discomfort, he is not quite right."
For Honduras who lost to Chile 1-0 in their opener, del Bosque said he expects them to play an offensive brand of football against his side.
"They are going to play football, it will not be easy to beat Honduras. We will play our game, take the initiative. What we can not do, first, is to think of goals, but to win the game and impose our style.
"They have the players to play well and are not only limited to defending. I expect a team with an offensive outlook, they will want to hurt us," he insisted.