Sergio Busquets, captain of the Spanish selection and chosen best player of the eighth game final of the Euro 2020 against Croatia, as he was also against Slovakia, stressed that his team “showed a lot of character and ambition” and remarked the “confidence” of all in the goal Unai Simón.
“The feelings are very good. We knew that the line was good, that the team’s work was very good. We are an intense team, who know what they play and what they want. We prepare the games very well and we are very confident. We are a difficult opponent to beat. We are growing a lot in this tournament and this is how it is seen in the last matches, “he said in the telematic press conference as the winner of the award for the best player in this Monday’s match.
“It was a victory suffered, but well deserved. We were unlucky to find a goal against, we had had enough chances to score, the team showed a lot of character and ambition, we kept trying, the draw came and we were able to extend that advantage in the second half, “he reviewed.
“When we got 1-3, they went up, changed the system and created imbalances for us. We had the bad luck of Dani Olmo’s 1-4 that perhaps sentenced the game and then they got in with two actions from centers to the area , of plays with a lot of people out there in the area, “he continued.
And the party went to extra time. “The character of the team was seen again. We were better the whole game, although maybe at some point they did a great job too. Very happy with the victory because of how the game started and the extra time and the move to the quarterfinals was well deserved, “the midfielder analyzed.
He also spoke of Unai Simón’s error at 1-0 against: “He has all our confidence. We know how important it is to us. He was unlucky enough that that goal happened, but he has a very calm mentality, he is ambitious, and he has shown how it has been remade after that, with the saves. what he has done and how safe he has even been with his feet. ”
“He gave us the start of the 1-2 play by Azpilicueta and then he continued on the same line. Nothing happens, we know that this is football, that sometimes it can happen, but what we have to do is remake ourselves and so much Unai as the whole team have shown it, “he said.
France or Switzerland, depending on the result of the game that is being played this Monday, will be the rival of Spain in the quarterfinals. “May the best win. It is clear that, at this stage of the tournament, those who reach the quarterfinals will be because they deserved it and they are good teams,” he said.
Morata: “The beating was worth it”
The Spanish striker Alvaro Morata showed his happiness after reaching the quarterfinals with a physical “beating” that said “it was worth it” and after signing a goal that he dedicated to his family after the bad times suffered.
“The important thing is that we are in the quarterfinals and we have shown that we are a great team”
“It was a hard game, we knew it was going to be difficult because Croatia has many high-level players. The important thing is that we are in the quarterfinals and we have shown that we are a great team,” he said on the Mediaset channel at the conclusion of the game.
“The beating was worth it. I thank all the people who support us, although the last few weeks have seen things that have not been pretty towards me but the majority of Spain has turned, “he added.
Morata dedicated his goal to his wife and children, with which he equals Fernando Torres as the top Spanish scorer in the history of the European Championships, after the bad times suffered by being insulted in Seville by fans of the Spanish team.
“The goal is for my wife, my children, my family and all the people who support me. Many times you have to go through difficult moments to savor the good ones, “he said.