Dani Olmo has revealed people thought he was 'crazy' leaving Barcelona for Croatia at 16, while also expressing his delight at scoring his first-ever Spain goal on his senior international debut.
Día inolvidable. Un orgullo debutar con la @SeFutbol . Ni en los mejores sueños salía todo tan bien... Gracias a todos los que habéis estado conmigo siempre... ¡Esto sigue! ⚽️ #UnidosPorUnReto #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/w4FL5SxEac— Dani Olmo (@daniolmo7) November 15, 2019
"The coach showed his confidence in me and said that I was here because of what I have done with my club and the U21s," he said. "
"It sounds strange and at first people said I was crazy. No other club made the sporting offer which Dinamo did," he added.
"I could be in the first team dynamic from the second year, but after three months I was promoted from the reserves and I stayed with the first team. They offered me a project for the future, showed they were willing to bet on me, and that's why."