Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte silenced his critics by scoring Spain’s second goal during their 5-0 victory against Slovakia on Wednesday night.
’s men find their passage throught the knockout stage at Euro 2020 with acomfortable 5-0 win over Slovakia
in Seville after back-to-back draws in their first two games against
La Roja managed to score five goals in their final group stage game,
scoring an own goal before goals from
, and an own goal from
's performances for Spain at Euro 2020 have proved
made a big mistake in allowing him to switch his international allegiance.
The 27-year-old decided to represent Spain before the tournament after failing to gain any caps for his nation of birth France.
He faced some difficult questions during early press conferences, with one journalist asking whether Laporte felt Spanish enough to ‘defend the badge’.
But he scored Spain’s second goal against Slovakia with a perfect header and silenced his critics.
about the goal, he said
: “I am really happy with the goal and my performance. I have celebrated it with a lot of rage.
“It’s a dream to be able to play with this great team. The people around me have welcomed me and I want to return that affection.”
Spain will face
in the next round after the World Cup runners-up finished second in Group D, behind England with four points.