After a victory for Spain, Enrique says, 'I know a lot about football'

Fri 10 June 2022 | 8:19

Thursday was Spain's first win in this year's Nations League. They beat Switzerland away by a score of 1-0.





1-0 in the

Nations League

on Thursday, coach

Luis Enrique

was in a bad mood as he defended his team's play.

Pablo Sarabia

scored the game's only goal in the 13th minute. After quickly regaining possession, he tapped in a pass from Marcos Llorente that was sent across the penalty area.

The fact that Sarabia's goal came in that situation shows how Spain controlled the game over the whole 90 minutes. Switzerland took just as many shots as La Roja, even though they only had 34% of the ball.

When asked about Diego Llorente's second start in three games after only making three appearances since 2020 before this international window, Luis Enrique took the lead in both his choice of players and the way he chose to use them.

"Lucho" said, "I know a lot about football, and I know that Llorente comes because he is one of the best." "He has played all the time. The same goes for

Pau Torres

. Busquets was found many times, which is important.

"Things have come to us from Marco Asensio. Morata has been great, and having either of them as our number nine has put us in good positions. Yes, when they put pressure on us, they push us to one side of the field and leave us without options. When you do it well, you can hit the ball up to the forward, which changes the pressure they are putting on us."

"We are also good there, but that is not who we are. We are who we are because we play with the ball. I'm adamant about these games. To play, you need to have your own style." In a way that was similar to the quarterfinal of Euro 2020, Switzerland was able to cause specific problems in the transition while staying tight in defense. This kept Spain from having many good ways to score.

It's been a common problem for Luis Enrique's team in the Nations League. Even though they had a lot of possession against Portugal and the Czech Republic, they didn't have the most or best shots. The 52-year-old coach of Spain used Switzerland's good team play and the fact that they hadn't lost a competitive game at home since 2014 to back up his own team's performance.

Enrique said, "Switzerland is in the World Cup and will give us trouble." "The mistake is not having the ball in the other end of the field. We use the ball to defend. "Everything depends on how things turn out. This is how it works in football. This team hasn't lost an official match at home in 23 games. It's hard to win someone over. It has to cost something; how could it not?

"The outcome of the game changes how it is played. I'm glad for the team's spirit and the way they played. It's a good fit that gives us the chance to still rely on ourselves. Switzerland hasn't lost a game at home in eight years, in 23 official games, and we had the chance to beat them."

source: SportMob

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