"We know we face difficult opponents, but Italy will be thinking the same. Both sides have a lot to lose, but the only thing we can do is head into the game with a positive attitude knowing that we can win.
"We have an advantage (over Italy) because we could rest most of our players. It is a very compressed, intense competition and the players feel it."
Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso was one player to make the most of his chance to get some playing time, with a man-of-the-match performance.
"It was important for us to win the game," he said. "We complicated the first half but we're leaving satisfied.
"We're taking it step-by-step. Now the classification is done and we were only thinking about this game. Now Italy."
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