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It's our dream to be European champions again, says Spain coach Vicente del Bosque

After Spain's 6-1 hammering of South Korea, coach Vicente del Bosque says defending champions are favourite going into the European competition

Salzburg (Austria): Vicente del Bosque says his Spain side are favourites to claim a third straight European Championships.

Vicente del Bosque
Vicente del Bosque

Striker Alvaro Morata and Nolito each scored twice as Spain, European champions in 2008 and 2012, warmed up for their title defence with a 6-1 hammering of South Korea in Salzburg, Austria.

Manchester City's David Silva and Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea were also on target as Spain romped to victory in their penultimate friendly before Euro 2016.

Past good for future
"We are the favourites (for Euro 2016) because we come into it having won four years ago," Del Bosque said, according to sport.es.

Spain's Alvaro Morata (extreme left) celebrates his goal with teammates during a friendly match against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday. Spain open their Euro 2016 Group D campaign on June 13 against Czech Republic. Pic/Getty Images
Spain's Alvaro Morata (extreme left) celebrates his goal with teammates during a friendly match against South Korea at Red Bull Arena in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday. Spain open their Euro 2016 Group D campaign on June 13 against Czech Republic. Pic/Getty Images

"There are other national teams, but it's our dream to be champions again.

"We're in a good moment. We have had a tough season, very intense, but we are ready to go into the Euros in the best conditions. We are ready, to win is another thing.

"There are good rivals and in football everything is really even."

Spain play Georgia in Getafe on Tuesday before beginning their Euro 2016 Group D campaign on June 13 against Czech Republic in Toulouse. Spain play Turkey on June 17 and complete the group stage against Croatia four days later.

Ju Se-jong scored a consolation for South Korea, but the Spain boss was happy.

Del Bosque added: "We played freely, with conviction, we didn't find ourselves in a tight spot and we dominated the game."

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