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Vitolo: "I'll play in goal if that's where Lopetegui wants me"

The Sevilla forward started against Belgium to earn his third cap for La Roja and hopes to build on the experience under new boss.
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Vitolo: "I'll play in goal if that's where Lopetegui wants me"
Sergio Barrenechea EFE

Spain forward Vitolo spoke on Friday morning after his start against Belgium in La Roja’s 2-0 victory. The team's next appointment is the World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on September 5.

Lopetegui faith

“I’m happy with the faith Lopetegui has shown in me,” the Sevilla player said. “Things are going well for me. Now I have to keep working hard and make the best of this opportunity and keep learning so I can join up with the national team more times.”

Vitolo lauded Lopetegui’s approach to the match against a much-vaunted Belgium side who have yet to really click despite their components: “We went for it from the first minute as a team. We’re happy with the way we played.”

Vitolo versatility

Vitolo’s versatility at club level is one of the facets the new Spain coach admires and Vitolo said he would happily play wherever Lopetegui wants him to: “Lopetegui told me to play in the same way I do for Sevilla. He put me on the left wing, which is my usual position. If he wants me to play in goal I’ll happily do it. I’m available for whatever he needs.”