U-20 World Cup ‘an opportunity’

Oliver Torres has reflected on Spain heading into the FIFA U-20 World Cup, determining that the players recognise the opportunity open to them.

La Rojita prepare for the 24-team international tournament hosted by Turkey and beginning this Friday evening with Group A and Group B fixtures, including United States-Spain at the Ali Sami Yen Arena in Istanbul.

“It is a very nice event and a unique opportunity for all of us,” Oliver enthused to reporters this week.

“We arrive with great enthusiasm and work ethic. The objective is to win, but the group we are in is very difficult.

“We believe in ourselves and that we can progress through the tournament.

“Our work is down to the Coaches too, not just the players. They ask us to be ourselves.

“The important thing is that there is a collective work and that each puts their individual qualities into the group.”

The midfielder comes into the tournament off the back of a season that has seen him on the verge of the first team at the Vicente Calderon and garner a lot more interest in his ability.

“It has been a complicated year, weird, but I am in peak condition. I am prepared to give 100 per cent for the World Cup and I feel comfortable.

“The environment has helped me to digest everything that has been happening and I am in perfect condition to compete in the World Cup.”

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