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Del Bosque: Our spirits are higher

Vicente del Bosque has revealed that his Spain players have come to terms with their humiliating 5-1 defeat by the Netherlands in their opening World Cup game and are ready to bounce back against Chile.

Del Bosque said the result was "unexplainable" while midfielder Xavi Hernandez said it was the worst defeat of his entire career. However, Del Bosque has explained that time has been a healer for his side, who are now desperate to compensate for the defeat by beating Chile and then Australia in their remaining Group B matches.

"Everyone feels that we are capable of turning things around," said the coach. "Many hours have passed and our spirits are higher. We now have to win our next two games, which won't be easy, but is within the realms of possibility."

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