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My focus is on final for now, says Ruiz

Press Trust of India  |  Navi Mumbai 

He might be one of the brightest youngsters in international but Spanish striker and skipper Abel is not thinking too far ahead and said now he just wants to focus on the finals against in the

"I am concentrating now only on the game against and not on anything else," said the FC Barcelona junior player after scoring a brace in Spain's dominant 3-1 semi victory over African U-17 champions Mali in the here last night.


was the fulcrum around which his team rotated as Euro U-17 champions overwhelmed a fighting Mali to emerge a clear winner at the D Y Patil Stadium.

He said his idol in the "Beautiful Game" is Uruguay and FC Barcelona senior team's star striker, Luis Suarez.

Asked if there was any added pressure on him as his team's spearhead, said all he concentrated was on scoring goals to enable his team to win.

"I am under no pressure. All I want to do is to score goals and make my team win," said the player, who has become the second highest score in the competition.

Looking ahead to the against on October 28, pointed out that the two teams had fought the Euro championship too in Croatia and are aware of each other's style of play.

"We had played against them in the Euro final," he said.

defeated Brazil by an identical margin in the first semi-played in Kolkata yesterday.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 12:13 IST
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