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La Roja’s U-21 coach had no complaints after his side were held to a goalless draw in their Eurocopa opener…

European U-21 Football Championship favourites Spain kicked off their Group B campaign with a 0-0 draw against a typically well-drilled Germany in Gothenburg.

Despite the opening setback, coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro was satisfied with the solitary point, although he admitted that the team committed their fair share of errors.

“The game had two completely different halves. In the first, we were better and we created more chances,” he told uefa.com.

“In the second half, we made too many mistakes in our passing and we were caught by Germany’s counterattacks. But overall, the draw was probably a fair result.

Germany showed a lot of discipline. We were sloppy but they played well as a team and we all know that this is quite a physical German side.

“There were some encouraging moments for us upfront, but we need to continue working hard and I’m sure we’ll have more positives in the future.”

Like the senior team and their coach, Vicente del Bosque, Lopez Caro insisted that he would not attempt to change the team’s style of play.

“I can’t change the way we play. This team have a personality and that’s how we play. We only need to change a few details,” he concluded.

Spain’s next match will be on Thursday against England, who edged Finland 2-1 in the other group game.

KS Leong, Goal.com

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