After Spanish figure skater Javier Fernandez won his sixth consecutive European title last month, he knew he still had work to do for a chance at the podium in Pyeongchang.

Despite winning the European title by more than 20-points over second-place finisher Dmitri Aliev, the 26-year-old had lost his balance on a double toe loop and faltered on his triple salchow in his free skate at the championships in Moscow.

"They were not perfect in the competition, but I've been training well," Fernandez, a two-time world champion, said of his jumps at the European championships after his morning practice at the Gangneung Ice Arena on Tuesday.