Iniesta: Important win
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Andres Iniesta feels Spain are in good shape for their Euro 2008 qualifiers in March.
Andres Iniesta feels Spain are in a good position for their Euro 2008 qualifiers in March after beating England 1-0 at Old Trafford.
The Barcelona midfielder was the friendly's match-winner, arrowing a drive past Ben Foster on 63 minutes, not long after coming on as a substitute.
He was pleased to score at Old Trafford and felt the match was the ideal preparation for next month's qualifiers at home to Denmark and Iceland.
With Spain having made a lacklustre start to Group F, Iniesta believes beating England will give Luis Aragones' side renewed momentum.
"A victory like this is always important, it is always something positive and, as well as the result, it is very nice to score on a ground like this," said Iniesta.
"It is prestigious and motivates you to continue like that.
"Although it was a friendly match, to play against England is always important and more so because the team have given a good impression of themselves.
"(England) had a very direct style of play and with high balls, but we have kept focused the whole time.
"The team has shown that they are good and they have the capacity to win against Denmark."