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Paco Alcacer: 'Spain lost focus searching for winner'

Paco Alcacer believes that Spain felt they had a draw "in the bag" before suffering a 2-1 loss to Slovakia in Euro 2016 qualifying on Thursday night.

Paco Alcacer has admitted that Spain can have no complaints about suffering a dramatic 2-1 defeat to Slovakia on Thursday night.

After the Valencia striker levelled the scores late on in the Euro 2016 qualifying clash, the match was decided by a Miroslav Stoch winner, and Alcacer believes that Spain lost defensive focus searching for a winner of their own.

"I think they did nothing in the first half. They only had a free kick that, well..." Alcacer told reporters. "And then we wanted to go for the win despite having the draw in the bag, but on the counter-attack they made it 2-1. We wanted the second goal and didn't have many players back and that led to the defeat.

"Myself, when I get the chance I try to take it. There are enough games to turn around this result and I think the results will be sorted once we correct our mistakes."

Spain will look to bounce back when they return to action against Luxembourg on Sunday evening.

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Juraj Kucka (C) of Slovakia celebrates his goal during Euro 2016 qualifing football match between Slovakia and Spain in northern Slovak town of Zilina on October 9, 2014
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