Sergio Busquets wondered whether his Euro 2020 involvement with Spain might have been over before the tournament even began.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets admitted it was "almost impossible" to stay optimistic when he tested positive for COVID-19 just as Euro 2020 was about to begin.
On Friday, Busquets made an emotional return to the squad following a frustrating stretch in isolation, hugging coach Luis Enrique and team-mates as he arrived back in camp. Busquets said he was "very happy, on a high" to learn he was healthy to rejoin the group.
"The doctor called me, he told me, and at that moment you have a lot of feelings, such as that you don't believe it, concern about what might happen, whether it could be a false positive, many things," Busquets said. "The moment I got into an ambulance and turned for home, I went through everything.