In the second Group B match of the Confederations Cup, La Roja ran out comfortable winners, thanks in part to four goals from the Chelsea forward.
“You have to speak of the respect that they deserve,” Torres said.
“Many times we experience that teams at a lower level try to disrupt the game, be aggressive…and Tahiti is a clear example of wanting to play football.
“It would have been disrespectful for us to have lowered our level.
“We have been respectful, we have not intended to play with any extra frills, but to play well, simple and to score goals.
“I am a fan even more of this team. It is enviable that they play with passion and joy.
“It is great that a team plays well and does not give away free-kicks. They were trying to play, whilst aware of their shortcomings, but they did not lose enthusiasm.
“It is normal that the fans were with them. I am now a Tahiti fan.”
“You have to look at the positive. We have played with a good form, intensity, we have been professional,” Del Bosque said.
“The score reflects the difference between professional and amateur football. Spain has played with seriousness and effort, looking for the best possible outcome, which is the way to show respect for the opposition.
“Tahiti have set an example for fair play and has had a great performance. They reached our goal whenever they had an opportunity to do so.
“Spain could not have scored more goals because they were not allowed to by the opponent. Football has not been damaged and in some ways it has been strengthened.
“The game allowed us to give minutes to all the players. Now the best available have played this game and on Sunday it will be others.
“The crowd whistled Spain? I am sure that there were no whistles against us, whilst some went beyond the football field.
“The fans have shown their affection towards us in the match against Uruguay and are showing it to us every day.”
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