Bordeaux: Andres Iniesta has revealed he wanted to take the penalty that Sergio Ramos missed in Spain's 2-1 Euro 2016 loss to Croatia on Tuesday.
The result handed them a tougher route to the final in the knockout phase as Italy await them in the last 16. But it could have been so different had Ramos converted a second-half spot-kick.
"I was going to take it, but Ramos was confident and only the one who takes it can miss," Iniesta said.
"The confidence is entirely in whoever wants to take it. We had the misfortune of missing. These things happen and now we have to continue to prepare for the game against Italy. In theory we have stronger teams [to play] on paper, but you never know. These things happen in football and you have to be prepared for everything."
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