We won't slow down: Bosque

We won't slow down: Bosque

Spain have no intention of playing for the 2-2 draw against Croatia on Monday that would send both sides through to the quarterfinals at the expense of Euro 2012 Group C rivals Italy, coach Vicente del Bosque said.

Spain's 4-0 drubbing of Ireland and Italy's 1-1 stalemate with Croatia means even if the Italians beat the Irish, who are already out, they would be eliminated as long as the other match is a scoring draw of two goals each or more.

"We are sportsmen and both the Croats and us will go out to win," Del Bosque told a news conference after his side's impressive performance against the Irish in Gdansk on Thursday.  "I have not made any calculations and we should be interested only in victory," he added.

Del Bosque praised Fernando Torres after he deployed the striker from the start against Ireland and he responded with two goals.

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