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Enrique urges Spain to aim for glory against Sweden

Fri 12 November 2021 | 10:07

The Spain boss urged his side to aim for glory in their final World Cup qualifier clash against Sweden.

Luis Enrique

wants his side to win against

Sweden

in an important World Cup qualifier clash on Sunday notwithstanding a draw being sufficient to get qualified.

The Spain tactician emphasized that his side is aiming for a victory on Sunday despite a draw being enough for them to win Group B and get a spot in the 2022 World Cup.

Spain

have led the table following their 1-0 victory over Greece, with Sweden being defeated 2-0 in Georgia on Thursday.

La Roja sealed their victory courtesy of

Pablo Sarabia

’s penalty in the first half, but notwithstanding having their fate in their own hands, the manager wants his side to grab all three points when they go against Sweden.

"

On Sunday we will go out to win as we do every game against a very difficult opponent, but one that we know very well,"

Spain head coach Luis Enrique told reporters.

"I hope that the fans will be the 12th player for us."

Enrique was satisfied with his side’s performance in Greece and he praised their improvement.

"

Greece has improved a lot since the first game we played in Spain,"

he added.

"Thanks to the attitude and effort of my players, we have taken the game forward against a very hard-working team.

"I think we could have played better. We had a first part of control in which we neutralized their attack.

"I was happy with the attitude of the team. They have not been gripped, which in these games is not easy.

"The players have done a great job, they have overcome difficulties and are ambitious.

"We have a positive dynamic. There are always things to improve, but that we receive support is due to the effort of the team."

He also lessened worries about Gavi after he was sent off the pitch with a facial injury, saying that the teenager is “fine”.

The Barcelona starlet showed off a remarkable display once again.

The battle against Sweden will be at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville and Enrique insisted that he expects the fans to roar the squad over the line.

"

In my time as a player we qualified for a World Cup against Denmark in Seville. I don't remember a similar game in my career in which the fans carried us like that day,

" he said, remembering the qualifier for the 1994 World Cup against Denmark, which Spain won 1-0.

"La Cartuja has to bounce."


source: SportMob

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