Del Bosque: Spain ‘lucky’ to beat Georgia

Reaction after Spain start their defence of their World Cup title with a 1-0 win over Georgia in Tbilisi on Tuesday (11th September) thanks to a Roberto Soldado goal in the 86th minute.

(Soanish) Vicente del Bosque, Spain manager (**Rough Translation**)
“I want to express my compliments to the Georgian team who were defending well and were very enthusiastic and managed counter attacks when they could. We had many difficulties, and we were trying hard to score, but it was difficult. I think we were very lucky to score the goal.”

(Georgian) Temur Ketsbaia, Georgia manager:
“It can be said that there was not much football from our part, but devotion and unity to fight. When you have the guys in your team who are so devoted to football, disciplined and striving to win, you can build up the team, which will make Georgian fans happy. But also we have to remember who we were playing – the best team of all time. Every team plays this kind of football (defensively) against Spain, so I think it was not a shame that we were playing in defence more.”