Both Spain and Holland have the chance to win the World Cup for the first time on Sunday.
“We will play better because we will probably have to if we are going to win the World Cup,” said the 26-year-old.
“What we did in the semi-final certainly won’t help us to win the final. But I have confidence in my team-mates and I think this group is able to take the final step.”
“This is a historic event, a unique opportunity for us all,” he added. “It makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up just thinking about it.
“We have all dreamed of this moment. But we have to finish the dream. We cannot celebrate anything yet.
“Before us is the challenge of winning a World Cup. We are cautious because we know that we still have the last step, and that last step is the most difficult and the most beautiful.”