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Patri Guijarro: ‘The best thing we can do against England is have the ball’


“We’re not angry, we’re looking forward to it, it’s a quarter-final”


The Spanish side’s footballer Patri Guijarro insisted on Tuesday that they don’t have to adapt to the English game against England in the quarter-finals of the European Championship, but “have the ball” in a game they “are confident” in. that they can beat “anyone” and “Spain”.

“I don’t think we have to adapt to their game and neither will we. The best thing will be to play our game, to have the ball, which will be our best defence. The best we can do , is to have the ball against England,” said the midfielder in the press conference ahead of the decisive duel against England on Wednesday (9 p.m.) for entry into the tournament semi-finals.

The FC Barcelona player, ​​a mainstay in the national team’s midfield, assured that after the group stage – over the setback against Germany and the pass on the last matchday against Denmark – the team was not “upset” but “fancy”. “. “It’s a quarter-final, the stadium will be full and everyone would like to play tomorrow. We have this desire, we don’t stop talking about it, we want the moment to come, we feel that way,” he explained.

He also sent a message to the fans of whom he never ceases to support, as evidenced by the more than 1.6 million viewers of the Denmark-Spain game. “It’s going to be a good game, one of the best that women’s football can have at the moment. If you like football, you should watch this game carefully. It’s important that Spain are with us and support us,” she said.

“We like that people are in the stadium and it motivates us that they are the hostess. It can also motivate them, so we’ll play with that. Having fans in a stadium motivates us and we always look for the bright side.” he said of the pressure that fans could take off the stands when the full house with the majority of supporters supporting England is touched.

Finally, Guijarro appreciated the label of favorites that brought them to the tournament, stressing that “internally” they always had the same mentality, whether they wore that label or not. “We really want to win and we believe that we can beat anyone and that we are Spain,” said the footballer before recalling the game against the United States at the last World Cup when the team was eliminated and the “Brutal” physical alteration highlighted the original. “We’re not the same Spain, we came to a different point and we trusted each other,” she said.


Source europapress.es

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