Speaking to the media ahead of Croatia vs Spain, Koke gave his thoughts on La Roja’s chances at Euro 2020.

On Álvaro Morata

Obviously, we accept criticism, but threats are unacceptable. We are all responsible for our actions, for what we do and what we say.

On Pedri

I am surprised by his maturity, he has quality and is going to be a very important player. He is the present and the future of Spain.

Sergio Busquets

We all know him and it’s wonderful to play alongside him. He’s at a very high level. He’s the captain now. It was clear that the manager was going to wait for him.

Croatia

It’s not easy to win games. There’s no such thing as an easy win. I’m sticking to our own game, correcting our own mistakes. There’s no point in looking at our opponents. We want to reach the final.

Ivan Perisic tests positive for Covid-19

It’s a big loss for them [Croatia]. He’s been playing at a high level for years, but I’m sure they’ll make up for it. Because a team is made up of eleven players, not just one. It’s a loss but not a definitive one.