The UEFA crowned goalkeeper Unai Simón Man of the Match at the end of the EC-game between Switzerland and Spain. However, the Spanish goalkeeper acknowledged that his Swiss colleague Yann Sommer was more entitled to the honorary title.
With no less than ten rescues, the highest number in one race at this European Championship, Sommer kept his team on foot for 120 minutes. After a red card early in the second half, it was mainly due to the goalkeeper that Switzerland made it into an all-decisive penalty series.
In the penalty series, Simón eventually drew to the longest end. The goalkeeper turned two Swiss penalties. “But I would give the prize to Sommer, because he has gown great for 120 minutes,” the goalkeeper is quoted by Football International.
Sommer, who stepped off the field as a loser, could not keep it dry after the race ends. “I am proud of the team and staff for our performance during this tournament. We knew we were going to have a hard time, especially after the red card, but we did well. Unfortunately, we lost the penalty series, but Im going home proudly,” says the goalkeeper in front of the camera of the Swiss broadcaster SRF.