La Roja building for the future...
Goals from Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho condemned la Roja to a 3-0 defeat against the Selecao in the round of 16 but despite a second consecutive defeat, the 26-year-old midfielder believes it was a good experience for his team looking to the future.
"Things are clearer now for the future. These are teams that have different styles but very important styles. Brazil taught us a lethal brand of football today and Spain showed us an impressive mastery of the ball and showed a level we want to reach, " he told the assembled press after the game.
"It was nice to play these games, which have helped us gain experience and understand that we are on track."