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Laporte: "We have a great team and it is very difficult to beat us" | Eurocup

Aymeric Laporte spoke to the media from the press room of the Petrovsky stadium, where the Spanish team has trained since arriving in Saint Petersburg last Tuesday. The central Manchester Cit and analyzed the quarterfinal duel that will measure Luis Enrique’s men with Switzerland . In his first participation with Spain he has become the head of the defense and has played every minute of the tournament. The defender explained that they have a great team and “it is very difficult to beat us.”


«All the parties are very important. We are aware of it. We have fought a lot to be here. They are all final. We cannot fail because at the slightest failure we go home. Our goal is to go as far as possible and beat Switzerland. “


«I don’t know if we are favorites or not, that will tell what lies ahead. We have a great selection as we have shown, a spectacular group. It is very difficult to beat us. We are doing well and that is why we are in quarters ».

Defensive problems

«If you put 5 and receive 3, you pass. In football, if you score more goals than you concede, you pass. We have to correct things but the most important thing is to win and that is what we have done.

Does not playing against France take the pressure off you?

«Maybe yes and no. I do not know. I am focused on the game. There is a lot of desire. Hopefully everything goes well”.

Eric Garcia

«We have been lucky enough to share a dressing room in the City and in the National Team. Eric is a great young player who has a great future ahead of him and I think we complement each other very well. We complement each other very well in every way. The fact of being one right-handed and the other left-handed can be good when getting the ball out. Very happy to share a dressing room with him.

Better against the big boys

«The first two games we deserved more even though it didn’t work out so well. It has cost us but it is normal. You cannot win 3-0 every day and less in a European Championship. We may have had better games against the majors, but all opponents are difficult to play, they have their way of playing and it is also valid for them.

Adaptation to Spain

“I am very happy to be here, to share a group with these colleagues, who have welcomed me very well, with the staff, the president … From minute one they welcomed me very well and I am very happy.”

Many goals conceded

“It’s not that we have a defensive problem or anything like that. We have to continue in our line, do what we do best, play football. We have re-watched the last 10 minutes of the match against Croatia, we have analyzed it and we did not do so badly to conceal two goals. The same has also happened to others. This is football. We have to be self-critical, be a bit critical of ourselves and think that this cannot be produced to improve it for the future.

Right central or left-handed?

“I feel just as comfortable.”

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