Thursday, August 17, 2017

Pitch perfect for Pique

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 15 Jun 2012

5 Views

Spain defender Gerard Pique has emphasised the importance of the three points gained in the 4-0 victory over Ireland on Thursday.

A brace from Fernando Torres and a goal each from David Silva and Cesc Fabregas saw Giovanni Trapattoni’s men knocked out of the competition, and Vicente del Bosque’s side climb up to the summit of Group C alongside Croatia.

And the 25-year-old believes it was imperative that Spain managed to claim three points, and praised the emphatic nature of the victory.

“The pitch was very quick and that made us enjoy the game. After winning in this way we did, I have to say the three points were very important for us,” he said.

“We did it playing well and got a positive result to reach next round. When the pitch is dry, it is more difficult to pay like this.”

The dry pitch had came under scrutiny in Spain’s opening match against Italy, with some Spanish players commenting that the surface favoured the style of Cesare Prandelli’s side.

However, the point gained in the 1-1 draw and the victory against the Irish sees Del Bosque’s side sitting on four points at the top of Group C, with their final group match against Croatia on Monday.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
Live Scores

advertisement

Betting Guide Advertisement

advertisement

  • Football_888sport betting
Become a Writer
More More
Top