Salvador (Brazil), June 14 IANS | 1 month ago

Spanish midfielder Xavi Hernandez admitted that the 1-5 loss to the Netherlands Friday in the World Cup was the "hardest loss" of his career.


"It was a terrible match, a debacle. We did everything wrong," the Barcelona playmaker said after the game, reports EFE.

The 34-year-old player also urged the fans to have faith in the defending champions when they face Chile Wednesday in what will be a must-win situation.

Forward Fernando Torres also admitted that Spain came up short on the night.

"We didn't have any solution to the Netherlands' game plan. We gave their full-backs too much space and they had all the time they needed to play balls in behind us. They created a lot of chances on the counter, and it doesn't matter how many goals they scored. We just can't make any excuses. They were better, as simple as that," Torres added.

Spain are at the bottom of Group B with Australia, who were also defeated 1-3 by Chile Friday.

(Posted on 14-06-2014)