Spain coach Vicente del Bosque said he thought his side controlled the game despite falling to a 2-0 defeat to Netherlands on Tuesday.
Stefan de Vrij and Davy Klaassen both scored for the Dutch in the first 16 minutes and Spain could not find a response, much to the chagrin of their manager.
"It seemed impossible that we wouldn't score," Del Bosque said. "The first 20 minutes burdened us.
"We took control of the game, we were all over them, we reached their box [numerous times] but we lacked a goal.