Aragones: Win was fortunate
By Carla Hilton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Spain boss Luis Aragones feels his side played poorly in win over Denmark.
Spain boosted their chance of qualifying for Euro 2008 with a nervy 2-1 win over Denmark on Saturday and coach Luis Aragones has admitted they were a shade fortunate to take all the points.
Goals from Fernando Morientes and David Villa gave Spain the start they wanted, but they were made to sweat when Michael Gravgaard scored for Denmark.
The performance was by no means convincing and Aragones feels Spain were fortunate to get the win.
"We were tremendously nervous and didn't know how to take advantage of our lead," said Aragones. "We were pretty fortunate to win.
"We are a young team and didn't seem to know how to close out the game. Our poor play is a blow to the team and the fans."
Captain Iker Casillas was in agreement with his coach and found it hard to explain why his side played so nervously.
"The important thing was to win the game, it was a vital match," the Real Madrid stopper told reporters after the game.
He went on to add: "But our performance wasn't up to standard and we were shaken by their goal. We suffered a lot towards the end of the game.
"I hope we don't mess up what we've done here when we play Iceland next week."