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Aragones: it wasn't that easy

Aragones: it wasnt that easy

Spain coach Luis Aragones has revealed that the 4-1 thumping his side gave Russia wasn't as easy as it looked. Spain started Euro 2008 on the perfect note; with three goals from Valencia man David Villa and one from Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

"It looks as if this was an easy win but it wasn't like that, but this win will help us psychologically," he said.

"A 4-1 win gives us a big boost and it is a win that will not just help us but is also good with a view to our next opponents because they are going to look at us with more respect.

"We must not carried away, however, as in four days we have a game against a difficult Sweden side.

"Physically they are a very strong side and they pressed us hard in the first half," added Aragones. "I thought we were a bit lucky.