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Juan Mata: Spain have not lost their identity after loss to England

International Friendly : England v Spain: Juan Mata; Ashley Cole

Juan Mata insists Spain's 1-0 friendly loss to England at Wembley on Saturday changes nothing in terms of their identity as world and European champions.
Spain created all the play, but it was ultimately to be England's day as Frank Lampard's second-half header made all the difference.However, Mata, who had a relatively quiet game after coming on as a substitute for David Silva, believes his side still have quality in abundance to be able to challenge for top honours in Poland and Ukraine in 2012."Our team has not lost its identity. We tried to play in the way we know and tried to score, but they [England] scored with their first chance," he told the press after the match."England did not surprise us as we know they will be one of the favourites to win Euro 2012 in terms of their history and the squad they have."We know that our last two friendlies have not gone well, but we have done better in official matches."Spain play Costa Rica on Tuesday night in their second international friendly of the month.