The Spanish winger believes La Roja have proven their doubters wrong by displaying solid performances in the continental tournament.
progressed to Euro 2020 semi-finals by beating Switzerland on Friday. Luis Enrique’s side were not among the tournament’s top favorites, but they have improved their performances since their shaky start to the campaign. Ahead of La Roja’s semi-final battle againstItaly
on Tuesday,Mikel Oyarzabal
says the Spanish players are fully confident with their team.
"Whether you have been unfair or not it is your point. We had plenty of confidence in this solid squad since the beginning,"
the 24-year-old told a news conference.
"We are together and it is a high-level squad. We were confident of doing great in this Euros and so we've shown it. Obviously, people are free to make their opinion, but we have never had any doubts. We have always had confidence in the current squad and we still have it."
Asked about his side’s semi-final clash against Italy, Oyarzabal responded:
"It is going to be a very tough game. Italy has shown a high level,"
"I think they reach the semi-finals in a good shape, but we do too. I believe if we do the right things and we are efficient, we will have better chances to win. The most important thing is to be ourselves. Keep playing as we have done so far because I think we have played great games and we need to have confidence in ourselves.
"They are a great national team with top players, but I don't think we are lesser. We need to be confident. We can play a great game whoever our rival is. We are full of confidence in our plan and in what we will do."
Spain are set to face Italy with a full squad on Tuesday, while the Azzurri have to play without the service of their injured left-backLeonardo Spinazzola
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