Iker Casillas frustrated by English graft; Guus Hiddink lowers his ambitions; and Terry Butcher takes on tapas
"The games we have found toughest to win have been against opponents who have set their stall out to work hard, run forever, close us down and really try and keep things tight in the middle of the pitch," said Spain's Iker Casillas after Saturday's defeat by England. You mean there are teams who
? Teams who set their stall out to be idle, to give Spain space and to be particularly lax in midfield? Because if there are, it's no surprise the Spaniards didn't find it very tough to beat them – they're idiots. "Spain is a team packed with ability that doesn't give much time on the ball," he added. In other words, they set their stall out to work hard, run forever and really try and keep things tight in the middle of the pitch. They're their own worst enemies, sometimes
On a Hiddink to nothing
Guus Hiddink, before the first leg of Turkey's play-off against Croatia: "My players are eager and willing to win. Our opponents will have very tough times ...