FIFA World Cup 2022: Spain coach Luis Enrique admitted that he was pretty proud of the 7-0 win over Costa Rica.
New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 24, 2022 02:44 IST
Luis Enrique praises distinctive Spain after 7-0 win over Costa Rica (AP Photo)
By India Today Web Desk: Spain coach Luis Enrique praised his gamers after they thrashed Costa Rica 7-0 of their World Cup opener on Wednesday and added that they’ll strategy the sport towards Germany with the identical stage of zeal.
Former World Cup champions Spain received by their largest margin in World Cup historical past, with a Ferran Torres brace and targets from 5 different gamers propelling them previous the 100-goal mark in soccer’s showpiece occasion.
“When things go like this, football becomes a wonderful sport,” Luis Enrique informed a information convention.
“We were exceptional in our ball handling and finishing, with the same philosophy that the national team has had for years. We were exceptional in pressing and the 17 players who took part were very good.
“It is the nationwide workforce that scores essentially the most targets in all of the championships we have now been in. We might not have a benchmark participant who scores 30 targets however we have now Ferran, Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Gavi… I’ve by no means been apprehensive about discovering targets.”
The Spain coach stressed the importance of the psychological aspect of the game.
“Of course, you need to work in your head. It has been very important for me to work with the gamers in order that they do not exit on the pitch too excited,” Luis Enrique said.
“Now we have now to work on one thing else, however I can let you know that this workforce will not be going to calm down. Germany can beat us as a result of they are a energy, however we will exit and play the identical approach.”
He also anticipated there would be changes.
“I do not know who will play, however I’ll most likely not repeat the lineup. We will not play seven video games with (the identical) 11 gamers. I’m certain I’m going to vary.”
Spain face Germany in Group E on Sunday because the Germans look to place their shock 2-1 loss to Japan behind them.
Nov 24, 2022