Ramos: “It wasn’t our best match”
Garcia Sergio Ramos, Spain
The Spaniards failed to find the back of net for the first time since the start of the tournament, and as a result the match had to be decided on penalties as the match ended 0-0 after extra time.
“The important thing is that in the end we took a big step past a great team, who had done a great job in getting here,” said Ramos.
“It was tough and it wasn't our best match, because they made it difficult for us. They like to move the ball around and counterattack, and it was hard going for us.”
Ramos scored the penultimate spot-kick for his side with a delicate chip, and he says it was important to him after his bad miss during Real Madrid’s UEFA Champions League semi-final clash against Bayern Munich.
“I wanted to take a penalty, especially after the bad experience in the Champions League semifinal with Real Madrid.”
Spain will now face the winners of the second semifinal between Italy and their opponents in the last final, Germany.