Pedro ready for Chile 'final'

2014-06-17 10:55
Spain's Pedro (Supplied)
Spain's Pedro (Supplied)
Cape Town - Pedro says Spain will be approaching Wednesday's Group B clash against Chile as "a final", with victory vital to their chances of progressing at the World Cup.

La Furia Roja got their title defence off to the worst possible start when they crashed to a 5-1 defeat against 2010 beaten finalists Netherlands in the sides' opening Group B clash last week.

Next up for Vicente del Bosque's men is the clash against Chile on Wednesday, and defeat for Spain coupled with a result for the Dutch in their tie against Australia would bring a premature end to their title defence, something Barcelona striker Pedro knows they cannot let happen.

"I don't know if there's anxiety but we only have one chance," he said.

"It is a final and we really have to prepare well mentally because we can't fail again.

"We have to play a great match against Chile, who are very difficult to play against, very compact with players who play with that intensity.

"We will try to prepare well and win the match, because we don't have another opportunity."
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