Spain coach, Fernando Hierro, is pleased his side scraped a win over a strong Iranian side at the Russia 2018 2018 World Cup on Wednesday night.
Diego Costa’s second-half goal sealed a nervy win over Carlos Queiroz’s side in a Group B clash at the Kazan Stadium. The win extended Spain’s unbeaten run to 22 games, the longest active unbeaten run in international football.
“What I can say is that we have three more points. We knew it was going to be very difficult and, sure enough, it was a very complex game,” Hierro said during his post-match interview.
“There were times in both halves when things were tough. During the break, we knew we had a plan and I think we carried it out – my players did what they had to do. Iran are a strong team and it’s very tough to score against them.
“We knew how hard it would be. But once again, my players have given everything. As a 23-man group, they are very committed. We are one team and that is how we will play until the end here. We know we still need to improve but hopefully we will keep winning as we improve.”
Spain currently on four points after two games need a draw against Morocco in their final group game next Monday to advance to the next round of the competition.