Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez believes the side deserved their World Cup semi-finals win over Germany.
La Furia Roja clinched a 1-0 victory over Die Mannschaft in Durban to book a finals berth against Holland and Xavi, who set up the goal which was scored by captain Carles Puyol, thought it was a just reward for dominating the match.
“We’re delighted about the win, which we deserved. The team did a great job, we put our stamp on the game, we dominated Germany, especially in the second half,” Xavi said. “We felt good out there and controlled the ball. Added to that, we were lucky enough to get the goal from the corner for Puyol. Spain deserved the win and we showed our personality out there. Holland are a great team, they’ve got really strong players, especially from the midfield to the attack and they’re on a great run of form. But we have to play our football – if we play like today, we have a great chance.”