"We need to recognize that these are very important games for us," Del Bosque said of the friendlies. "We have to stay competitive and we need to take advantage of this opportunity to be together and to make the necessary adjustments."
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"The match was extremely intense," Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said. "In the second half, we were better than Portugal. We had greater depth in our play, and we controlled the game very well."
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