France 0-1 Spain

Didier Deschamps (French manager):

“Spain are the best. They had more possession but that is not a surprise. What is the most annoying thing is that we had more opportunities than them and that’s where we were guilty although in the first half we defended well.

“But do not forget the team we faced. We battled well but the result is a disappointment. Even with 10 men we managed to be dangerous but up against such an opponent with skill and experience, (you need) favorable circumstances but that was not the case.”

“In a collective performance, I will not highlight those that were not successful, but there was such a quality opponent that it was very difficult to defend against such players. Up front, there was more control and experience. This is a team that has three titles in their pockets, they are the best.”