Spain coach Luis Enrique insisted his facet deserved to have been winners.© AFP
Former champions Spain have been held to a 1-1 draw by Greece of their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday with the guests incomes a degree from a disputed penalty as coach Luis Enrique insisted his facet deserved to have been winners. Spain dominated the primary half in Granada with Juventus striker Alvaro Morata scoring with a left-foot drive on 33 minutes. On the interval, veteran defender and skipper Sergio Ramos was changed by Inigo Martinez however the Athletic Bilbao participant was at fault for the equaliser simply earlier than the hour mark.
Nonetheless, he can rely himself unfortunate to have been penalised by Italian referee Marco Guida when his sliding sort out caught Giorgos Masouras.
Greece captain Anastasios Bakaseta confidently buried the spot kick to safe a hard-earned level within the Group B tie.
“We didn’t anticipate this end result, we didn’t deserve it. A good end result would have been the one which was on the scoreboard earlier than Greece’s objective,” stated Luis Enrique.
“We deserved one other end result, though we didn’t create the stream of alternatives or have the finesse to attain targets towards a group as organised as Greece.”
Morata had a late probability to win the sport however he headed straight on the Greek goalkeeper.