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Busquets' absence will not be felt - Enrique

Mon 14 June 2021 | 13:03

The Spanish coach believes that the absence of his team's star will not affect their performance.

Luis Enrique stressed that

Spain

would not face a lack of a leader in the squad in the absence of Sergio Busquets.

Busquets will miss the first match of Euro 2020 against Sweden due to a positive test of coronavirus. After Sergio Ramos is not invited, La Roja will be led by Sergio Busquets, but Luis Enrique is sure his team will not have any problems in his absence, and the lack of a leader in the team will not be felt.

"We do not lack leadership,"

he said.

"The 23 others are going to lead because they are the ones that make the decisions on the pitch. I'm going to lead from the sidelines, too, as all coaches do. If a coach doesn't lead, that's a bad sign.

"But in this national team everyone has to lead on the field. They have to carry this out. Our strength is the group and we are prepared."

La Roja was eliminated from the round of 16 at the 2018 World Cup, but Enrique has high hopes for this year's competition.

"I'm not worried – we are ready. Until the contrary is proven, I'll continue to think we can compete at the highest level.

"What I'm telling you is not a lie; I really believe it. I'm still confident.

"Our match plan will always be the same. We have clear objectives in attack, to generate as many chances as possible and to dominate the rival.

"When defending we must press as high as possible to win the ball back. I hope that come tomorrow night we can find a good rhythm and maintain our levels."


source: SportMob