Jerry Bengtson: Fans inspired us to beat Spain

The New England Revolution is delighted to have played a part in the victory over La Roja, but was quick to remind his team-mates that they must focus when they face Japan
Honduras striker Jerry Bengtson has thanked his nation's fans for helping his team to victory against Spain in the Olympic Games on Sunday.

Luis Fernando Suarez's men sent the reigning world and European champions packing with a surprise 1-0 win courtesy of a goal from the New England Revolution striker.

And Bengtson believes that victory would not have been possible without the backing of the spectators, and was quick to credit the supporters for their performance from the stands.

"It was very nice to hear the fans cheering us on and yelling 'Honduras, Honduras'. We want to thank them and dedicate this victory to them," he told reporters after the game.

"It was a tense second half. They had a lot of chances and we were able to maintain our cool when we felt threatened. It was a tough game.

"We face Japan next Wednesday and we need more points. It's going to be a complicated match, again."

Honduras and Japan kick off at 18:00CET on August 1.