Rodrigo Hernandez, a defender for Spain, said on Sunday that his team’s approach will not alter when they face Morocco in the World Cup’s round of 16 on Tuesday, despite Spain’s 2-1 loss to Japan in their most recent Group E encounter.

On Thursday, Spain outplayed Japan 80 % of the time, but at the end of the first half, Japan’s ferocity caught up with them, and the loss cost them the first position in the group.

Rodri claimed that “you take the right decisions,” but insisted that the plan will stay the same as they were about to play another tournament against intensely prepared opponents.

“Despite the fact that we lost, we won’t alter our style of play.  Football is about doing things correctly and incorrectly, therefore we’ll stick to our game-day tenets. The 26-year-old assured them that there would be no hazards and that they should maintain their composure.

A Manchester City player, who during the current tournament has moved from midfield back to defense, said his job was to “get the ball away from the back, organize the squad, and keep it firm.” Our competitors leave relatively little gaps, so I assist the team to get the ball out effectively and filter passes, he said.

After sustaining a calf injury in their 2-1 loss to Japan, right-back Cesar Azpilicueta continued to practice separately from the rest of his teammates.

The excellent thing for Spain is that the attackers Alvaro Morata and Dani Olmo worked out with the rest of the team on Sunday as Luis Enrique’s players prepared for Tuesday’s match.