May 19 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata has rapped talk of Spain walking away with Olympic football gold in the London Games.
Mata, 24, moved to distance himself from expectations that the competition will be dominated by Spain.
“It seems that we must win the gold without even playing first, and that’s not the case. There are other very strong teams, who have squads that can challenge for the title,” he said.
“We have to be isolated from these expectations about winning.
“We want to do as well as possible, but we know that it will be difficult.”