Figueroa predicts pain for Spain

18 June 2010 11:38

Defender Maynor Figueroa is convinced Honduras can inflict more World Cup misery on Spain.

The central American side tackle the European champions at Johannesburg's Ellis Park on Monday in a match neither can afford to lose. Honduras were outplayed as they went down 1-0 to Chile on Wednesday but Group H was blown wide open when Switzerland later beat Spain.

Figueroa feels tackling the Spanish is now just the challenge his team-mates need. The Wigan star said: "The morale of the team is good, I think it is nothing more than the beginning, knowing that against Spain it will be a completely different game."

He added: "We have to continue working, believing in ourselves - defeats are what give the most strength to the player."

Source: PA