Curitiba: Chelsea striker Fernando Torres believes Spain are an even better team than when they won the World Cup four years ago despite opening the defence of their title with a humiliating 5-1 thumping by the Netherlands.
We are the same as we were a week ago, or four years ago. The team has matured with age. There is nothing to say that the team is worse, I would say it is a lot better," said the 30-year-old.
The defeat against the Dutch was Spain's heaviest in 51 years, but Torres insisted their experience of winning three consecutive major tournaments before landing in Brazil will mean the squad's confidence is not short when they face Chile on Wednesday.