World Cup 2010: Cesc Fabregas & Raul Albiol Pleased With Spain's Finals Preparations

La Furia Roja are making progress...
Spain stars Cesc Fabregas and Raul Albiol declared themselves happy with the progress they are making in preparation for the World Cup finals following their 1-0 win over South Korea in Austria.

A lone Jesus Navas strike secured the win for the Spaniards, who have one remaining warm-up game ahead of the finals.

"We have won and that is important. It was a difficult game, we come from a long season and a preparation with much training, morning and evening and that makes it harder." Fabregas declared afterwards, as quoted by AS, before adding that it felt like pre-season after returning from injury.

"I felt better in the first half than in the second, for me it was like a pre-season, but the sensations are good."

Real Madrid centre half Raul Albiol admitted that the Spanish side struggled at times in their two Austria-based friendlies but noted that they are making similar progress to two years ago when they won the European championships.

"In the two games we struggled a bit, but that is normal, also the grass was high and dry and has it took more to move the ball, besides they [South Korea] are very consistent," he noted.

"We're coming on, little by little. I remember that before the Euros took it's toll too, it's normal after such a long season and the training, we must regain the rhythm. This training camp to prepare physically, to return the unity and for all to participate on the pitch."

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