Srna confident Croatia can beat 'human' Spain following Italy draw

After fighting back for a 1-1 draw with the Azzurri, the 30-year-old says they can cause an upset against Spain and advance to the quarter-finals as group winners
Croatia defender Darijo Srna is convinced his team can upset Spain to reach the last eight of Euro 2012.

After fighting back to secure a 1-1 draw with Italy, Slaven Bilic's side now sit on top of Group C with four points, knowing that a win against the European champions on Monday will see them win the section.

The 30-year-old knows that his team’s positivity and togetherness as a group will be key to getting a result against La Roja.

“Spain are human beings, out of flesh and blood, as we are, and we'll fight them,” he told reporters.

"We have a huge confidence, this is a hard group, and I think we can go through.

Andrea Pirlo gave Italy the lead with a curling free-kick in the first half. However, Croatia fought back for a draw as Mario Mandzukic grabbed a second-half equaliser.

Knowing a victory would see them through, Croatia continued to search for a winner, but Italy dug deep to keep them out, and Srna feels they deserved three points.

"I think we were closer [to winning]. Italy was better in the first half, but in the second, we played fantastic. We pressed them, attacked, and I think we deserved to win."