Alvaro Morata admits he would swap any future goals for European glory with Spain.
The striker is happy to go the rest of the season without scoring if Spain win next year’s tournament.
They host Georgia in their final qualifier on Sunday, two points clear of Scotland at the top of Group A having already reached the tournament.
Morata scored a hat-trick when Spain routed Georgia 7-1 in September and the Atletico Madrid striker has 16 goals in 19 games for club and country this season.
But the former Chelsea hitman is prepared to have a drought if it meant success in Germany next year.
He told a press conference: “Hopefully I can score as many goals as possible, but if I have to go from here to the end of the season without scoring and win the European Championship, I’ll sign it right now.
“I have played many games in a row as a starter and that makes me confident.
“I feel good in my team, I feel good here and I am happy. There is a great work environment and that makes things easier.”
Spain beat Cyprus 3-1 on Thursday with Morata an unused substitute as Lamine Yamal scored his second goal for Spain.
The Barcelona youngster became his country’s youngest player and scorer in the demolition of Georgia two months ago.
“He’s 16 years old and he looks like he’s 27,” said Morata.
“I also think it’s something to congratulate all the people and coaches he’s had because the truth is that he’s a super-mature boy and already a reality for the Spanish national team and Barcelona.”
Victory would seal top spot with Scotland hosting Norway and boss Luis de la Fuente insisted they would not let the country down.
“We know that we cannot fail and disappoint the people who trust us, but in that responsibility we feel comfortable,” he said.
“The players always stand up and understand what it means to represent Spain.”
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