Andres Iniesta has made it clear that Spain do not fear Italy ahead of their Confederations Cup semi-final encounter, yet has insisted that the reigning European champions will not underestimate Cesare Prandelli's men.
La Roja beat Nigeria 3-0 on Sunday to book their ticket in the final four of the competition and the Barcelona star is eagerly anticipating the match versus the Azzurri.
"It will be a great semi-final. We will see who's the lucky one to progress. There's not really much to say about it but we do not fear anyone," Iniesta told Tele 5.
"We never show any fear and even less so against Italy. We'll meet a great Italy team, though, and we cannot underestimate them. We are only one step away from the final."
Spain last met Italy in the final of Euro 2012, when they recorded a 4-0 win. Thursday's match in Fortaleza is scheduled to kick off at 20.00BST.