It was turning into another one of those days for Spain and Alvaro Morata.
Croatia had taken the lead through a bizarre Pedri own goal, and Morata had seen another goal chalked off for offside.
However, when the chance game for the striker to answer the boo boys, boy did he take it.
Receiving the ball with one foot, he moved it onto the other before smashing the ball high into the net.
It was a justification for manager Luis Enrique to continue to persevere with him, rather than knock his confidence further and take him out of the firing line.
And the venom that the shot was hit with showed that Morata himself had answered all of his critics in that one moment.
Watching on, Gary Lineker, a striker in his hey day, clearly approved.
Love that Luis Enrique stuck with Morata. Love that Morata has stuck a huge middle finger at his social media abusers. ??
— Gary Lineker ? (@GaryLineker) June 28, 2021
It’s good to see the striker’s union sticking together, and hopefully the goal will give the Spaniard the confidence he needs moving forward.