Spain will be looking to put their woes of the 2014 World Behind them during the 2016 Euro qualifiersReuters

Spain play hosts to Macedonia in their first 2016 European Championship fixture of the season at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid.

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Spain seem to be looking a bit off colour of late following their disappointing performance in the 2014 World Cup, where they were knocked out of the group stages itself.

They were also very unconvincing in their recent friendly clash against France, to whom they lost 1-0.

However, they will be looking to put everything behind them in the Euro 2016 qualifiers, where they have been placed in a relatively easy group (C) Ukraine, Slovakia, Belarus, Macedonia and Luxembourg.

"We need to forget those awful games we played in the World Cup and get rid of the uncertainty we have because that doesn't help anyone play well in any sport," Spain head coach Vincient Del Bosque told Fox Sports Australia.

They should be able to record an easy win over a low key Macedonia side, who have never managed to qualify for any major competition.

Still Del Bosque says that his side will not be taking Macedonia for granted during this fixture.

 "We want to start off this tournament well, and not underestimate any national team. Errors can be key in this competition and we don't want to underestimate Macedonia. They haven't won a lot of games recently but no one has thrashed them," he added.

The Spain side is going through a transitional phase following the retirements of Xavi, David Villa and Xabi Alonso and the additions of youngsters including Munir El Haddadi and Dani Carvajal (who have both been named in the squad).

And David Silva feels that the remaining players will have to push the team forward.

"Very important players have left, but those of us who are here are important and the newcomers are too," Silva told ESPN. "There are many new people and we just have to put the pieces together."

Meanwhile, Macedonia may be looking to take advantage of Spain recent woes in the World Cup to surprise them in their first Group C qualifying fixture.

Although some of their key players including forward Goran Pandev and defender Nikolce Noveski have hung up their international boots, head coach Bosko Gjurovski is certain that they will be able to do well in the qualifiers.

Pandev says that his side will also not be looking to sit back and defend against Spain on Monday.

"Vicente del Bosque is creating a new team with players too young We are the same.... creating a new team with young players we come to show our game not only to defend We want to attack in goal for Spain is not going to be easy, on the contrary, it will be difficult but our philosophy forward is to keep improving," said Pandev in a pre-match press conference.

However, they will be facing a very difficult task against Spain as beating the defending European champions in their own backyard will be difficult for any squad.

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