Spain manager Luis Enrique has issued a strong defense of Alvaro Morata after their goalless draw against Sweden in their Euro 2020 opener on Monday night.
were hotly tipped to begin their Group E campaign with a win in Sevilla up against
at the Estadio de La Cartuja.
's side dominated in terms of possession in the match, which at times resembled a session of attack versus defense, but were unable to take advantage of their good opportunities.
missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in the first half when he found himself alone in the box with only the keeper to beat, but he could not convert and the game went into the break with a 0-0 draw.
Enrique has shown faith in Morata following his return as national team manager in 2019 and he looks set to continue in his support.
“We have been the superior side against a rival that wanted to defend”,
he told a post-match interview withEl Chiriguito TV
“The pitch also did not help and the players have complained about it.
“I have heard the whistles for Morata but then he was applauded off.
“He does a lot for the team and he is used to these situations so I do not think it will affect him.”
Spain will face Poland in their second group stage game this weekend.