De Gea tipped to bounce back
David De Gea's teammates have tipped the Spain goalkeeper to bounce back from his error against Portugal. His teammates have backed him up despite the mistake he made on Friday against Portugal.
De Gea fumbled a long-range Cristiano Ronaldo strike during Spain's thrilling 3-3 draw against Portugal in their World Cup opener on Friday. The Manchester United shot-stopper has made errors in two of his nation's past three games in a worrying run of form. Spain's assistant coach Marchena backed De Gea, saying the 27-year-old had the character to respond.
"As the master Luis Aragones said, De Gea has a broad back," the assistant coach said. These accidents can happen, but he has all the confidence of the group and the coach [Fernando Hierro]. David is well and prepared for what is coming."
Spain are next in action with a clash against Group B leaders Iran on Wednesday.