Barcelona striker disappointed after being held by Finland.
Spain striker David Villa has called on his teammates to secure all three points on their trip to Paris on Tuesday, following a disappointing result against Finland.
The Spaniards were held to a surprise 1-1 draw on Friday night, leaving the reigning European and World champions trailing France by two points ahead of their meeting next week.
However, Villa is confident that the team can bounce back and seal an important win in their bid to top the group and qualify for next year’s World Cup.
“This is a very bad result for us and we did not expect to spill points here,” Villa told the media as reported by Goal.com.
“However, this does not change our approach for the match in Paris. Regardless of the result of Friday’s game, we had set out sights on three points against France.”
Despite the disappointment of dropping valuable points in what will likely be a close race to ensure automatic qualification, Villa wants to put it right against Les Blues.
“It is hard to grasp that we lost two points. We all realise that we have to bounce back right away and want to react against France.”
Didier Deschamps’ men are currently on 10 points in pole position in the group, while the Spaniards sit in second place with eight points.
The two played out a 1-1 draw last time they met, but Vicente del Bosque’s side will be heading to Paris with victory in mind.