Luis Enrique looked frustrated as Spain drew to Greece by one-one in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. During the game, Alvaro Morata gave La Furia Roja the lead, only for Greece to equalize through Antonio Bakasetas. After the match, the Spaniard conveyed to his team that they need to be more dangerous on the field.
The game began with Spain having control of the ball most of the time. Eventually, their efforts paid off, and Morata scored a goal at the 33rd minute through a sublime pass from Koke.
Greece scored with their only shot of the game vs. Spain. https://t.co/TXxVJgAEYk
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 25, 2021
Unfortunately, the 2010 World Cup winners saw their lead fall apart in the 57th minute. More than the loss, the lack of effort from Spain prompted Enrique to his state of fury.
In an interview on March 26th, 2021, he said, “Spain needs to be more dangerous in the final third. Though we had a good rhythm, we lacked creativity. The pressure that we enforced on our opponents did push them back to their own half.”
“But, what is the point of pressurizing if you cannot capitalize on your opponent’s momentary weakness and score the needed goals” said Enrique.
Luis Enrique might be a bit too harsh on his players. However, as a former Barcelona coach, he knows what it means to be dangerous in a football game. A coach’s benefits can reap from his team’s positive attitude would include more trophies to add to their cabinet and further fame and glory for them.
Enrique is justified in his request to La Furia Roja, as he has achieved the impossible with Barcelona at the club level. He orchestrated the infamous La Remontada (Barca vs. PSG: 6-1), so he knows a team can be dangerous if they set their mind to it.
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Spain could win the World Cup with Enrique
Spain has not won a World Cup after the year 2010. The fault does not lie with the squad, as some of the world’s best players were members of the Spanish teams starting eleven before the WC.
To only win once in the twenty-one times that they have appeared in the competition is mind-boggling. Nonetheless, they have a new coach now who is hungry to win games.
With Luis Enrique, they can strive for their second-ever World Cup. Although for that, La Furia Roja needs to listen to their coach and be more dangerous in the final third for them to achieve that.
Luis Enrique awaits the return of Sergio Ramos
Ramos is a born leader, and he has exhibited his skills as a leader at the club and country level on many occasions. Despite playing as a center-back, he has recorded twenty-three goals in a hundred and seventy-nine international appearances.
Cuqui is thirty-four-years-old, and he only has a few more good years in him. So, the opportunity to play for Enrique would be much appreciated by the Spanish veteran. Moreover, this might be his last chance to win the World Cup with Spain.
Therefore, once Ramos officially returns, he will enforce Luis’s ideas and make La Furia Roja unstoppable in the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
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