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Casillas Has No Problem With Bench Role, Says Aduriz

He was one of the key men for Spain in the win against the Czech Republic. The first man brought on by Vicente del Bosque, the first solution for the coach as the team sought an elusive goal.

Aritz Aduriz looked very comfortable during his time on the pitch, as if he had been part of this team for years, when in fact this was his debut for La Roja in a European Championship. In the mixed zone he said that Andres Iniesta was “a wonder”, called match-winner Gerard Pique “a spectacular player” and also spoke to Goal.com about the next game against Turkey and the changing of the guard in the Spanish goal.

“It’s clear that in such a short competition, it’s vital to start with three points. We are happy about that. It was tough. But it’s not easy to play against teams that defend with so many men. There is merit in that.”

When asked how did you felt after coming on in the second half the veteran hitman replied: “I felt good. I knew that it was important for us to score so that we could get the three points. When I came on to the pitch, it was a key moment in the match and I felt good. I want to continue like that.”

“It’s clear that in such a short competition, it’s vital to start with three points. We are happy about that. It was tough. But it’s not easy to play against teams that defend with so many men. There is merit in that.”

 

Aduriz also commented on change in goal, as Real Madrid and Spanish football legend Iker Casillas, is no more Vicente Del Bosque’s No.1 choice:

“De Gea played, with Casillas and Sergio Rico on the bench. They all look in fantastic shape to me. They have an incredible level. I had no doubt that whoever played, they would do things really well. And that’s how it turned out.”

“He [Casillas] will be fine. We have an extraordinary group and there will be no problem at all. We are all here to help, with one common objective in mind.”


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