Sevilla star thrilled to make Spain debut on home field

Sevilla winger Vitolo is thrilled by the opportunity to make his debut with the Spanish national team against Ukraine at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Sevilla winger Vitolo is delighted that he may make his debut with the Spanish national team against Ukraine at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Friday evening.

In his pre-match press conference, as reported by AS, alongside fellow first-time call-up Malaga striker Juanmi, Vitolo praised manager Vicente Del Bosque for giving him an opportunity and discussed the welcome he's received from players he's idolised throughout his career.

"The Sanchez Pizjuan is my home and it'll be great to make my Spain debut in front of my fans," he said. "Every time Spain play in Sevilla, there's always a great atmosphere.

"I've been welcomed with open arms, better than I expected. I'm thrilled to be with the team and keen to do well."

Vitolo then spoke about his style of play and what he can bring to a team that has some of the best players in the world.

"Being called up, with the World Cup champions is a success," he stated. "I want to make my debut but if I can't, to live this experience and keep working hard to come back.

"Spain plays very fast, you have to think even quicker. All of us who like playing with the ball feel honoured to be here. It's very easy to understand with the great players who are here.

"Iniesta? When you watch Spain on TV, you see that they're playing on a different level. I can't say enough about them. Iniesta is incredible."

Vitolo, a late bloomer who has never represented Spain at any of the youth levels, feels that after years of playing in the Segunda Division with Las Palmas, being named in the Spanish national team with a chance to play in the Euros or the 2018 World Cup is a dream come true.

"For me, it was a dream to play in the Primera and I did it. Then to make it to the national team and I accomplished that too. The next goal is to play in the Euros or World Cup. It's very difficult but I have to keep working hard for it."

Vitolo's call-up comes on the heels of his record-breaking Europa League performance against Villarreal two weeks ago, where he scored the fastest goal in the competition's history at 13.21 seconds into the match.

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