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Who said what after Spain beat France to reach the final of Euro 2024

Who said what after Spain beat France 2-1 thanks to a historic Lamine Yamal strike and a Dani Olmo goal in their Euro 2024 semi-final on Tuesday:

"Win, win, win and win. That was my goal, to have my birthday in Germany."

-- Lamine Yamal on how he wants to celebrate his 17th birthday (July 13 -- the day before the final)

"We were a goal down and I just got the ball, I didn't think about it much and then shot towards the goal."

-- Yamal on his wonderstrike which made him the youngest male goalscorer in European Championship history

"We are very, very close. With a lot of happiness (to be finalists). This team is unbelievable. We deserve it. One step away from glory."

-- Spain goalscorer Dani Olmo

"We played the game very well. We kept playing our way. A great goal from Lamine, who had a wonderful match."

-- Olmo on Yamal's goal

"It doesn't matter, it really doesn't matter."

-- Olmo on whether he prefers to face England or Netherlands in the final

"It's incredible to reach a Euros final, it's something magical... The team has a lot of character, the mix of veterans and youth makes us strong. It was the same against Germany, we knew how to take the game in the right direction."

-- Spain defender Nacho

"It's a very good team, we knew that, they proved it tonight even if we were able to open the scoring. They created difficulties for us as they controlled the game better than us even if we kept going until the end."

-- France coach Didier Deschamps on Spain's comeback to beat his side and reach the final


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