Aragones sets sights on final
27 Jun 2008 - 07:26:02
Spain coach Luis Aragones believes his side 'deserve to be champions' after setting up a final meeting with Germany following a 3-0 last-four success over Russia.
Second-half strikes from Xavi, substitute Daniel Guiza and David Silva powered Spain into Sunday's showpiece in Vienna and Aragones was delighted with the overall performance.
"We scored three goals and in a semi-final that's very difficult indeed," he enthused.
"We talked it over at half-time and said we had to quicken the pace because we knew if we scored we would hurt them badly and that's what happened.
"I'm not an extrovert but I feel very happy inside. I'm very happy inside for myself, my players, the fans and even my family.
"I don't celebrate too much when we win or get too depressed when we lose but I'm very happy for the players. They deserve to be champions, but we still have enough tough game against Germany ahead.
"When we came to the tournament we knew we had a good team and could go very far and people have learned.
"We've had a tough time in some matches but we've always believed in ourselves and we have a great team."