The Spain international has hailed Luis Enrique’s influence as his side gets ready for Euro 2020 quarter-final tie with Switzerland.
became a hero whenSpain
made their way through the Round of 16 with a 5-3 victory overCroatia
in extra time.
The Spain goalkeeper could not save the ball underneath his foot, which gave away the opening goal, but from that point on, he pulled off an impressive display, saving a lot of shots to help his side secure a victory.
During Euro 2020,
’s selection has received a lot of criticism, but whereas he surprised many by some calls, he has got it spot on.
Simon praised his boss as the 51-year-old is impressing behind the scenes as well.
He is the architect of it all, he has guided us on the way,”
said the Athletic Club goalkeeper.
“The players have to be united with the staff. We are one and he has transmitted this from day one.”
“Luis Enrique does not talk to me much on the pitch. In training, yes.”
Talking about his mistake during the battle against Croatia, Simon continued:
“The goal? It was bad control. I have watched it six or seven times and no, the sun didn’t bother me.
“I tried to control the ball dead, it’s an accident but it can be made up for very easily.”
Spain will go against Switzerland in Saint Petersburg on Friday and if they come out the winner, they will take on whoever wins between Belgium and Italy in the semi-finals.