Bruno Fernandes took the captain’s armband for the evening, and says he had confidence that his side would be victorious on Wednesday.
He told BT Sport: “I always had the feeling we would win the game. When they scored, I felt we could come again to the game and turn it around.
“After the goal from Alex, everyone feels that the atmosphere was unbelievable, the push from the fans was incredible. There were some big saves from David who helped a lot to keep the result to 1-1 and at the end with Cristiano, we always say that the strikers have a feeling to score and helped us once again.
“We finished the game with two strikers where we know, if we get the ball into the box, Edi and Cristiano are alive for everything, we know they can score at any moment. That’s why we started to do more crosses when Edi came on and we got the goal, we are really happy for that.
“It’s always difficult to play against Spanish teams. We know they play really well, they are good on the ball and we know the coach also as here in England already.
“Their teams always play good football, in defence as well, they’re organised. But I think we did a good job, sometimes we have to be patient and don’t press all the time. The main point was the three points and we did that.”