De Gea 'calm' and focused on topping Iran after Ronaldo goal gaffe

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The Spain goalkeeper says he is calm and has the full backing of his team-mates and manager after his error in a draw with Portugal

David de Gea said he had the support of his Spain team-mates after he made an uncharacteristic error in Spain's 3-3 draw against Portugal at the World Cup.

The Premier League Golden Glove winner failed to save Cristiano Ronaldo's shot from long range moments before half-time on Friday, giving Portugal the ascendency in Sochi.

Spain would recover and lead, only to concede a late equaliser as Ronaldo completed his hat-trick , but De Gea, 27, was relaxed about the result and his performance.

"The mister [interim coach Fernando Hierro] is with me and the whole team, so I am calm," he said.

"It's a mistake, a difficult ball, [but we] continue training to do things well in an important game against Iran because we have strong options to win.

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"We deserved more but football is like that, it can happen to you, only those of us who put on our gloves and go out in the field know how hard [it is]."

Iran, who are surprisingly atop Group B, are Spain's next opponents in Kazan on Wednesday. 

Spain will round out group play with Morocco, who suffered a late loss to the Iranians in their World Cup opener

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