We controlled this game - Alonso
Spain's Xabi Alonso (left) celebrates with his team-mate Garcia Sergio Ramos
The Real Madrid midfielder who scored both goals said: “It’s been a good day. We’re through to the semi-finals which was the main thing.
“We’re pleased about that, the 100 caps is just an extra – what’s really important is that we’re in the semis. It’s in these matches that that we have to show what we’re about. We controlled it from start to finish,” he told Uefa.com.
Spain defender Sergio Ramos believes the players need to “carry this on all the way to the final”.
“We can’t rest on our laurels,” he said.
“Because every game is a final and Portugal have done really well to get to the semi-finals and it’ll be difficult.”
Meanwhile France coach Laurent Blanc said: “What I really regret, is that they (Spain) scored from the very first chance they had.
“They had higher ball possession, but they didn’t have that many chances. Unfortunately for us, the first one was the right one.
“I think that if we had reached half time with the score at 0-0 that would have allowed the team to start the second half with better morale.
“When you lose a game there is always something missing. So I don’t know if it was ambition, or maybe the technique that went missing at some point, but I think that the boys gave all they had.
“It is always difficult against Spain, we know that.”