Raúl, after beating Tunisia
Spain's and Real Madrid's captain, Raúl González declared, “The team's spirits are sky-high and anything is possible.” This statement fills the forward with optimism and renewed energies for what is coming.
“We have suffered during a good portion of the match, with Tunisia getting ahead in the scoreboard. This made us get antsy and try to draw the encounter hastily. Finally, we did score the equaliser, and then we proceeded to make a comeback, proving our superiority.”
“The turnaround in this game has allowed us to get through to the Last 16, which is where we have to meet expectations. We are aiming to be champions, but we have to take it one game after the other. The team's spirits and self-confidence level are really high, so anything is possible. This could be Spain's World Cup.”
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We are very happy. Winning two straight matches in a World Cup is very hard. We are even more motivated because of the way we won the encounter against Tunisia. We have proved that we know how to suffer and that we don't crack under pressure. Tunisia defend really well, and they increased their defending tempo after their strike. But Raúl's goal opened up their lines in the latter part of the second half.”