David De Gea Backed By Spain Boss After Costly Error

Last updated : 04 June 2018 By Adriana Garcia, ESPN

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has not lost faith in goalkeeper David De Gea following his costly mistake in Sunday's 1-1 home draw with Switzerland.

Spain were leading 1-0 after Alvaro Odriozola's first-half volley before Manchester United stopper De Gea failed in the 62nd minute to hold on to Stephan Lichtsteiner's weak shot and Ricardo Rodriguez pounced to equalise for Switzerland.

Marca's front page has a photograph of De Gea's spill with the headline: "A note of caution," while El Mundo writes Switzerland's unexpected equaliser was the product of the keeper's "inattention."

Lopetegui put no importance on the error and said De Gea, who conceded just three goals in 10 qualifying, will bounce back.

"David knows that he is going to help us overcome many games and I have no doubt about it," Lopetegui said as reported in AS.

Spain travel to their World Cup base in Krasnodar on Thursday and will play their final warmup game in the Russian city against Tunisia two days later before meeting European champions Portugal in their Group B opener in Sochi on June 15.

Written by Adriana Garcia, ESPN