Fabián Ruiz, MVP against Croatia: “It gives us extra confidence”


The midfielder of the Spanish team Fabián Ruiz celebrated an “important” victory in the debut at Euro 2024, also because it is a “great rival like Croatia”, to achieve “an extra confidence”, although he pointed out that they do not think about favoritism .

“It was very important to start with a victory and especially against a great rival like Croatia. We had a great team in front of us and our success is the team. I don’t know if we will be the favorite or not but we are going to fight until the end to be able to be in that final “he said at a press conference at the Berlin Olympics.

The Andalusian player was chosen MVP of the game after assisting the first goal and scoring the second, a great goal with several dribbles on the edge of the area. “Pedri gives me a pass. I try to shoot and Modric comes to me, I cut back and another one comes to me, I try to cut back and I shoot between the gap and I’m lucky that it goes in. I tried to finish, which is what the coach asks of us, and it went in the ball is what is important,” he explained.

“It’s not just up to us to have possession. We like to have it, but they like to have it. It was going to be difficult. We had to play our game, take advantage of the opportunities when we stole, that’s where the first goal came from. The important thing is to win and play a good game,” he added.

“I don’t believe in favoritism. It gives us extra confidence. Despite 3-0 we suffered until the end. I try to do my job, what happens outside I can’t worry about. I always try to do my best. It’s a pride to be able to represent to my country and thank the coach for thinking that way,” he concluded.