MX23RW : Thursday, July 19 03:58:35
Jun 18, 2014 at 8pm UK at ​Maracana, Rio de Janeiro
Spain
0-2
Chile

Alonso (40')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Vargas (20'), Aranguiz (44')
Vidal (26'), Mena (61')

Xabi Alonso: 'We were not mentally ready for World Cup'

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso claims that La Roja were not mentally prepared for defending their World Cup title this summer.

Xabi Alonso has claimed that Spain were never mentally prepared to defend their World Cup title, after being knocked out of the tournament on Wednesday.

Two first-half goals without reply saw Chile beat the title holders 2-0 and progress into the last-16 stage with a group game to spare.

Vicente del Bosque's side arrived in Brazil having won the last three major tournaments, and Alonso says that the team were not mentally equipped to deal with the pressure of vying for a fourth straight triumph.

"This is a great source of sadness," he told reporters. "Mentally we were not prepared for this competition, physically we arrived in the right condition.

"Putting everything together we were not in the best shape. We were not at a high level and were are deservedly out."

Spain conclude their campaign by facing Australia on Monday.

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Spain's coach Vicente Del Bosque attends the Group B football match between Spain and Chile in the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 18, 2014
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