Koke hails Spain’s hero: ‘Unai Simon has got big balls!’
Spain became the first team that booked their place in Euro 2020’s semi-finals by beating Switzerland 3-1 on penalties after a 120-minute marathon that ended 1-1.
in penalties, the 10-man
had too little to say in the penalty shoot-out they hadagainst Spain in the competition’s quarter-finals
Spain’s Unai Simon
was undoubtedly the game’s man of the match as the Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper made two saves in the shootout, stopping Fabian Schar and Manuel Akanji before Swiss youngster Ruben Vargas fired his spot-kick over the bar.
"He has such big balls,"
said of his
team-mate, Simon, in his post-match interview.
“What happened to him against Croatia was unfortunate but what he did afterwards was incredible, with great tranquility. I hope it continues at this level."
He added: "How can it not make us strong to overcome adversity? That unites more and, in the end, things work out. You can see from the outside that the group is united and we are all 100 per cent."
explained his own views on the shoot-out, he told reporters after the match: “It's a feeling of euphoria, but also of anger at all the work the team was doing in the 120 minutes.
"We should not have gotten there but we were lucky, the coin fell on our side and we are very happy about it."
"Today is very good," he added, "but we still have to win this European Championship."
, who got through the quarter-finals with
a 2-1 victory over
at Wembley Stadium.
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