Victory will be the only acceptable result when European champions Spain take on surprise package Slovakia in Saturday's Group C qualifier.
That is according to Valencia forward Paco Alcacer, who will lead the Spanish attack when the sides square off at the Estadio Carlos Tartiere in Oviedo.
Slovakia put Spain on the back foot early in their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign when they upset them 2-1 in Zilina last October.
``We need to win in order to take a step forward,'' Alcacer told Marca.
Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has backed Vicente Del Bosque to stay on until the end of the 2018 World Cup, even though the Spain coach has himself said he plans to step down after next year's European Championship in France.
Del Bosque, 63, has overseen the golden age of Spanish football, winning the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship to cement his name in the nation's history.
The team, however, have struggled of late, and since the early exit at the 2014...
Valencia's Paco Alcacer is taking nothing for granted following his rapid rise for Spain, but believes Vicente del Bosque's side can win Euro 2016.
Alcacer, 22, had scored four goals in six international appearances since making his debut with La Roja a year ago in a friendly against France.
The forward is Spain's leading scorer alongside David Silva in qualifying with three goals apiece, but is determined to keep up his fine form to ensure his place in Del Bosque's squad.
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Vicente del Bosque has admitted he almost selected Victor Valdes for Spain's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers despite the goalkeeper being frozen out at Manchester United.
Valdes, 33, thanked United fans on Thursday for their support and vowed to "work hard every day" amid uncertainty over his future at Old Trafford.
The keeper has barely played for almost a year-and-a-half and has featured just twice for United since leaving Barcelona after a 12-year Camp Nou career, but Del Bosque considered handing...