Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has said that their narrow 1-0 win over Belarus takes La Roja one step closer to qualifying for Euro 2016.
"If we are positive, we had control of the game, apart from a spell at the start of the second half," Del Bosque told reporters.
"We lacked precision in the final third but I think we controlled well and had more chances.
"We add three points that allow us to keep in a good position in the classification. We have taken a step forward to be in France."
It was Del Bosque's 100th game as Spain coach.