Roberto Soldado reflected on the ‘dream coming true’ in starting for Spain and scoring in their Confederations Cup win over Uruguay.
The Valencia man, who is in the squad in place of the injured Xabi Alonso, was picked ahead of Fernando Torres and David Villa in attack and responded with a well-taken finish in La Roja’s eventual 2-1 win in Recife on Sunday night.
“It’s a shame that we could not take all the chances. We have not lost our philosophy,” reflected Soldado post-match.
“We’re happy because we have faced a very tough opponent and we have won.
“You cannot relax even for a second, despite being at 2-0. With their goal we encountered questions and they raised their efforts.
“A few days ago I was wondering if I would be in the 23 and now look, I’m playing. Being on the same team as these players is a dream that is coming true.
“It has taken a long time for me to reach this, and now I will try to take advantage of it.”