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Man City Aymeric Laporte silences critics after first Spain goal

Thu 24 June 2021 | 18:16

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte silenced his critics by scoring Spain’s second goal during their 5-0 victory against Slovakia on Wednesday night.

Luis Enrique

’s men find their passage throught the knockout stage at Euro 2020 with a

comfortable 5-0 win over Slovakia

in Seville after back-to-back draws in their first two games against

Sweden

and

Poland

.

La Roja managed to score five goals in their final group stage game,

Martin Dubravka

scoring an own goal before goals from

Aymeric Laporte

,

Pablo Sarabia

,

Ferran Torres

, and an own goal from

Juraj Kucka

.

Aymeric Laporte

's performances for Spain at Euro 2020 have proved

Didier Deschamps

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.

Speaking to

Marca

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

Croatia

in the next round after the World Cup runners-up finished second in Group D, behind England with four points.


source: SportMob