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Torres: Hurt Spain Will Bounce Back

Spain striker, Fernando Torres, has insisted the defending World champions will bounce back from their 5-1 defeat against the Netherlands.

Torres, who came on as a substitute in the second half on Friday, said blaming individuals won’t happen in the Spain squad and that La Roja are determined to keep their World Cup hopes alive.  

“There are people who have taken advantage of the defeat to stick the boot in,” he told Marca.

“But within the squad we don’t need to criticise ourselves.

“It would be easy to point fingers and look out for the guilty people to blame but that is an excuse for losers.

“This is a group which wins and loses together. The people who look to lay the blame are people who have competed at this level.

Torres was part of Spain’s squad which won the title in 2010 after losing their opening game against Switzerland, but revealed the 5-1 is much harder to take than their 1-0 defeat against the Swiss.

“It has hurt the players more than anyone and now we have to beat Chile. We cannot make any mistakes because we must assume Holland will beat Australia in their game,” he added.

“We lost our opener at the last World Cup against Switzerland but this defeat has been a lot harder to take.

“But we have demonstrated many times in the last few years that we know how to get out of tight spots.”

Spain will play Chile in their Group B encounter tonight at 21:00.

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