Spain's national team manager Luis Enrique branded captain Sergio Ramos a 'unique player in history' after his penalty saw La Roja overcome Norway 2-1 in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier.
Rodrigo had given the hosts the lead after 16 minutes, before Josh King equalised from the spot on 65 minutes. But it would be Spain that claimed all three points come full time, courtesy of the defender's 18th goal for his country.
individual praise from the former Barcelona boss for both his Panenka penalty and all-round display.
He said: "
Buen estreno en nuestro camino a la #Euro2020.— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) March 23, 2019
Gracias por el ambientazo, Mestalla.
Y otro más... ¡a la cazuela, Antonín !
Dedicatoria de cumple para mi amor, @PilarRubio_.
A good start on the road to the #Euro2020.
And... another one for the team, Antonín !#VamosEspaña pic.twitter.com/0qghh9HvLX
"Maybe we weren't so effective and we must reinforce the confidence of our players because solidarity is fundamental.
"Sergio Ramos did very well for us with his penalty.