Pedri says Spain “came here to win” fourth European title at EURO2024

Taking to the press conference room at Spain’s Donauenschingen training camp, Pedri insisted that la Roja “have that motivation” to win EURO2024 and seal their fourth European title in the process.

Spain were eliminated in the semifinals of EURO2020 by means of a penalty shootout, and the Barcelona midfielder expressed that “if it weren’t for the penalties, we could have won.”

But it appears to have inspired Luis de la Fuente’s side, who are now so keen to avoid suffering the same fate this summer in Germany. Pedri told reporters that “we have that motivation… the biggest factor is that we are a team and a family.”

“A team will always beat a player,” he quipped, adding that he feels like he “can contribute a lot” to Spain’s successes after “a very difficult season” with Barcelona.

Embed from Getty Images

Spain’s opening match kicks off at 17:00 BST [18:00 CEST] on June 15, with la Roja expected to be backed by a sizeable travelling contingent when they take to the Olympiastadion turf in Berlin.

“I feel good. I’m really looking forward to facing Croatia,” said the 21-year-old talent.

The Vatreni will certainly be keen to enjoy yet another successful campaign – potentially their last with Luka Modrić at the heart of the midfield. They could prove to be a difficult opponent for Spain, but have historically struggled at the EUROs despite consistently reaching the latter stages of the FIFA World Cup.

“The group is looking forward to the tournament starting now,” expressed Pedri on Tuesday, issuing an optimistic message to supporters.

“The goals [we set ourselves] go day by day, but we came here to win.”

FromTheSpot will deliver comprehensive coverage of Spain v Croatia on our website and our X account.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *