Tahiti goalkeeper fears double digits against Spain

Mikael Roche realizes his side faces a tough task to keep the world champion in check when the two sides lock horns on Thursday in the Confederations Cup.
Tahiti goalkeeper Mikael Roche fears Spain could hit double digits in Thursday's FIFA Confederations Cup encounter, but he has stressed the Oceania champion's main objective is to leave the pitch with heads held high.

Roche started his side's opening game against Nigeria from the bench and saw his colleague Xavier Samin concede six goals against the African champion. The 30-year-old will consequently get the nod against La Roja, but he is under no illusion of the task in front of him.

"We are not ashamed of losing by a large margin. I have little doubt that Spain could hit double digits if they want to," Rocha told Marca. "Our main objective is to fight with dignity. It's a normal occurrence if Spain come out victorious. They are professionals, while we aren't. We will give our utmost, though.

"We will respect Spain and will not try to get at them by kicking them."

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