Image: Alvaro Morata celebrates after scoring for Spain.The 23-year-old striker believes Spain started the competition with confidence and committment which has brought amazing results. La Roja edged past the Czech Republic in their opening game then disgraced Turkey in the second round of Group D fixtures to qualify for the Round of 16 with a game to spare. Morata registered his name on the score list by scoring two of the team’s three goals.
“The important thing about this group is that we don’t think that [we are favourites], that there is a spectacular atmosphere. We have spent a lot of time together, we’ve laughed, and it shows on the pitch,” he told Telecinco, AS reports.
“I’m very happy for the match the team played, very happy for the goals but above all for being here. Before I watched all of Spain’s matches on television so to enjoy this team is a dream for me.
“People said we wouldn’t score? They’re always looking for something, when the team is doing well they say the strikers won’t score. We continue and work. We’ve played a great game against a very tough team and now to win the next match.”