Sports World Cup Update: Spain set to bounce back from Netherlands disappointment- Torres

Spain and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has said that his side is set bounce back from their world cup opener defeat at the hands of Netherlands, insisting the team knows what is expected of them.

The reigning World Cup and European champions lost 5-1 to the Orange boys in a repeat of the 2010 Final as the two sides met in their opening fixture on match-day two, but the spanish player feels no need to dwell upon.

"As time passes and the days go by, you try to forget it as much as possible and look ahead to the Chile game, which is what's up next,” the Chelsea forward told Radio Marca.

Judging by Spain's performance in the last world cup, they lost their opening encounter at the hands of Switzerland but not with this margin as that ended 1-0.

Yet Torres believes the circumstances are a little different in Brazil.

"The only similarity is the need to win the three points, to not make mistakes, thinking that Holland is going to win its next game,” he said.

“We have to beat Chile, but now the atmosphere is different, the defeat was a lot harder to take. Not similar in that sense."

The former Liverpool striker attested that the Spanish national team has received a lot of support back home, and urge the squad not to hold on to the disappointment of the first game, as they know what to do in their next encounter.

"What we get from Spain is total support,” he said. “The people there totally believe in us. We have taken a little stick, but we don't get the idea that we need to criticise ourselves.

“It's not necessary to tell this team what to do.

“As has been demonstrated on the past few years, we know how to get out of tight situations.

La Furia Roja next face Chile on Wednesday evening in Rio de Janeiro.