VIDEO: Barcelona star Iniesta ready for 'two finals'

Andres Iniesta Spain

Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday (17th June) that Spain must treat their remaining two group games as finals following their 5-1 defeat to Netherlands.

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta says Spain will treat their remaining group game as 'two finals' after their shocking 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands.

The world champions were humbled by the Dutch in their Group B opener in Salvador, but Iniesta believes his side are ready to bounce back against Chile.

"I think we are ready to win and we're well-prepared," the 30-year-old said. "It's true we started in a way that makes it difficult to be confident"

"I think that what happened in our first match is something that we must forget, we have to put that behind us and now we have to play two matches that are like finals"

Spain were in the same position four years ago at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. They lost their opening game to Switzerland 1-0 then, before rallying to beat Honduras and Chile to finish top of the group.

Iniesta believes that experience will help Spain hit their stride again in this tournament.

"We had a similar situation during the last World Cup, so we will have to play the next two games that are like finals as well," he said.

Chile will make for tough opponents for the world champions. The South Americans were impressive in their opening game against Australia, which they won 3-1.

Iniesta's Barcelona teammate Alexis Sanchez was excellent as the spearhead of the Chilean attack, and Juventus's Arturo Vidal is returning to form in the middle of the park after a spell on the sidelines with injury.

With the Netherlands looking likely to top the group, the winner of this game will be the favourites to land the second qualifying spot for the knockout stages.

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