"I believe the history of football owes us this one. There have been great moments in our history where fortune did not end up on our side. We have been through several great disappointments over the years. We tried hard then, but without any luck.
"Perhaps this time we are to change those bitter moments. I hope Sunday is one of those beautiful moments, which are to be remembered in a good way for the rest of our lives."
"At this moment I think Spain play a little more attractively than we do. Although we would like to do the same, they have a few more advantages right now.
"They are playing very well with the ball and without the ball when they are reacting very quickly, so it could be a very interesting game between two teams who want to play football.
"It doesn't interest me even if the whole world says they are favourites. It's a game of two countries against each other and both want to win and can win, and we have confidence in ourselves.
"We respect Spain, but we are not afraid. It's a big challenge to play against Spain and to beat them."