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Enrique admits Spain are ‘not the Best in the World’ but among them

Thu 09 September 2021 | 6:31

Following a 2-0 victory over a plucky Kosovo, Luis Enrique claimed Spain are among the top teams in the world.

After a 2-1 defeat by Sweden

 in a World Cup qualifying Group B match, which ended their 66-game unbeaten run in World Cup qualifying that stretched back to 1993. 

Spain concluded the international break in style

, beating Kosovo and 

Georgia

 by an aggregate score of 6-0.

After

Pablo Fornals

opening 

the match’s score-sheet

,

Ferran Torres

scored in the 90th-minute to become the first player to score six goals in a calendar year for Spain since David Silva (seven) in 2017.

"We have made many mistakes, we have had many inaccuracies and we have suffered because of that," 

Luis Enrique

 told reporters post-match.

"It was a great relief to score the second goal, which ended the match and see the result that we all hope.”

"This group is excellent and eager to improve, accept everything that they are told with the idea of being a stronger team. [We] made changes, six or seven new players coming in but the idea and philosophy stays the same.

"But we are not the best in the world even though we are among the best. Anyone can beat us and there is no one who wins every game."

 

The Spain head coach also complained about the quality of the pitch in Pristina, a sentiment echoed by Aymeric Laporte.

"It was a highly contested game, we got [the win] at the end and it relieved us," 

Laporte said post-match.

"The pitch was not optimal. We kept our idea of playing and with a pitch like this, it is complicated.

"In the end, the important thing is the result. We have the determination to win everything, we are Spain and now we have to win everything."

 

Sweden suffered a 2-1 defeat in Greece

 to let Spain go clear by 4 points to the top of the table. However, the Swedes still have two games in their hands compared to the Spaniards.


source: SportMob