Saul Niguez celebrates a goal for Atletico Madrid.Good things come with hard work. The club's decision to extend Saul's contract on Wednesday for an extra year shows his inclusion in Spain's Euro 2016 squad was by merit. The player has contributed in no small way to Atletico Madrid's current status and fame in the round leather game.
He spoke with Radio Marca in a brief interview. His words are: “This is the team where I grew up, and it’s the best place for me to continue growing.
“I like to win and now I’m winning with Atleti. I’m very happy to continue fighting for this shirt. It’s a dream to stay here.
“We know that [Real] Madrid are a tough team, and it’ll be very difficult, but we have to give everything and not expect anything.
“I’m only thinking about winning. We must be a team and only think about ourselves. Few teams have our companionship.
Image shows Saul Niguez in action.
“If Real Madrid are superior to us then they’ll have to prove it on the pitch.
“The final isn’t a rematch of Lisbon, it’s an opportunity to make history and we’re looking forward to the match and winning it.
“[Antoine Griezmann] can make a difference like [the ‘BBC’], but he has something that no other player else has, he only thinks about the team. His sacrifice is what makes him different.
“[Jan Oblak] has proven to be the best [goalkeeper] in the League.
“I’m not surprised by [Fernando Torres’] level. He’s been outstanding and done what he could and more.
“I’ve worked hard for many years to be at this level, but I never thought I’d get to where I am now and in the Champions League final.
Image shows 21-year-old Saul Niguez.
“The confidence I have in him and [confidence] he has in me are what have made me grow.
“I’m very happy to be in the provisional squad [for Euro 2016] and hopefully I can be in the final one.
“I must keep my feet on the ground and keep working hard.”