Del Bosque: Spain favourites for Euro 2016

Spain boss Vicente Del Bosque insists his side are favourites to win this summer's European Championships in France.

Champions in 2008 and 2012, Spain could win the tournament for a record third-conescutive time, and warmed up for their title defence with a 6-1 thrashing of South Korea in Salzburg.

Del Bosque's men hugely underwhelmed in the last major tournament, crashing out of the 2014 World Cup at the group stage, but he expects his players to return to the high standards they had previously set.

"We are the favourites (for Euro 2016) because we come into it having won four years ago," he told reporters. "There are other national teams, but it's our dream to be champions again.

"We're in a good moment. We have had a tough season, very intense, but we are ready to go into the Euros in the best conditions.

"We are ready to start, to win is another thing. There are good rivals and in football everything is really even."

Juventus striker Alvaro Morata and Celta Vigo forward Nolito both bagged braces in the victory over South Korea, while midfielders Cesc Fabregas and David Silva, of Chelsea and Manchester City, respectively, were also on the scoresheet.

And on the victory, Del Bosque said: "We played freely, with conviction, we didn't find ourselves in a tight spot and we dominated the game."

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