Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo may have yet to feature in the defending champion's campaign - but after missing out on the 2010 World Cup the Sevilla star is happy just to be here.
"I am really happy. First of all it's really something to be here at the championships with my squadmates," said the 26-year-old nicknamed the 'Shark'.
"Of course there is a lot of competition and those who are playing are doing phenomenally. I shall just have to await an opportunity and then seize it with both hands," said Negredo.
Negredo is unlikely to get that chance as soon as Monday's final Group C game against Croatia as Spain seek to win the group at their opponents' expense.
Spanish forward Alvaro Negredo gestures during a press conference in Gniewino on June 16, 2012 during the Euro 2012 football championships. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE -PHILIPPE MARCOU