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We will win for Roque, vows Iniesta
Published : 26 Jun 2012 18:46:56
Andres Iniesta said on Tuesday that Spain will seek to honour the memory of Miki Roque by triumphing at Euro 2012.
Roque, who spent four years at Liverpool between 2005 and 2009, was diagnosed with pelvic cancer in March last year and died on Sunday at the age of 23.
"When you talk about Miki, we will be thinking of him and his family during the match," said Iniesta, a member of the Spain team preparing to face Portugal in the Euro 2012 semi-finals on Wednesday.
"They have suffered for his loss. If we reach the final, I hope we can dedicate it to him and I hope we can dedicate the trophy to him as well."
Roque made one substitute appearance for Liverpool in December 2006 and joined Real Betis in 2009 after being released by the Merseyside club.