‘Uruguay will fight to the death’

Denis Suarez is expecting a tough FIFA U-20 World Cup quarter-final opponent for Spain in the form of Uruguay.

La Rojita are preparing for a last eight meeting with La Celeste this Saturday evening, having defeated Mexico on Tuesday 2-1 in the Round of 16 thanks to a last minute winner from Jese Rodriguez.

Made to work for the win in that game, the Spanish should expect more of the same if they want a place in the semi-finals, says their young attacking midfielder.

“The South Americans are always tough, they will fight a lot and to the death,” Denis told reporters today.

“It shall be a complicated match, as it was with Mexico.

“The important thing is to get ahead as against the Mexicans it cost us a lot. To score first will be important.

“Uruguay are a team that press a lot and are aggressive in midfield. They are similar to the senior side.

“We saw them in the Confederations Cup, whilst then Spain were able to win.”

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