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‘Nations League defeat to France leaves a bitter taste’ – Luis Enrique

Sun 10 October 2021 | 22:03

Spain manager Luis Enrique said their UEFA Nations League final 2-1 defeat to France has left a bitter taste.

Luis Enrique

’s side were the better team for most of the time and took the lead after 64 minutes, but France’s attacking talents and a controversial VAR decision proved too much for Spain and Les Bleus became Nations League winners.

Spain took the lead at the San Siro thanks to

Mikel Oyarzabal

, but

Karim Benzema

equalized after two minutes.

Kylian Mbappe

completed their second comeback in the playoffs for Les Blues, who advanced to the final match after recovering from two goals behind against Belgium.

With 10 minutes remaining,

Theo Hernandez

delivered a through ball to an offside Kylian Mbappe, but

Eric García

’s attempted interception fell to Mbappe who put the ball into the back of the net. According to VAR, García’s touch played Mbappe onside and the goal was given, completing the French comeback.

That VAR decision was controversial and Enrique claimed it was an unfair decision against his team.

“We have competed face to face against the world champions”,

as per reports from

Radio Marca

.

“It seemed like a clear offside to me, but I’m not talking about anything I can’t control.

“It leaves a bad taste because you see the sad faces of the players and fans at full time.”


source: SportMob

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