Spain manager, Luis Enrique Martinezthis Wednesday he stressed the importance of their four matches in eleven days. third edition League of Nations, as they are official matches and start preparing for the next match world, Interspersed with the atypical club season to be played in Qatar next November.


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Asturian coach in the press room of the stadium Benito Villamarin from Seville, where is thursday Spain is measured against Portugal He stated that on the first day of this tournament, they examined “all the factors” surrounding the national team in the national team and that “the calendar and dates are the determining factors, but the same for all teams”.

Luis Enrique said, “rest is necessary, but All players are working hard to represent the national team in these matches.That means a lot and six months to a World Cup,” he said, adding that he played three World Cups in the summer and players arrived “with dead batteries.”

“Coming mid-season can be beneficial in having a high level of physicality, but not everything is known, it’s a different situation if not necessarily negative,” he said. Insisting on the importance of these matches and emphasizing that the goal is to win all four of them, Luis Enrique pointed out that he does not believe that any team in his group will succeed because of their good level. from teams.

“The rivalry of two neighboring countries

Regarding its rival at the Betis stadium on Thursday, he said it was a “top level team” and that it “motivated” the national team and predicted a “good game” they had. “two neighboring countries have competition but positive competition”Recalling that they have “common goals like holding a World Cup”.

“Ansu Fati should forget his injury, he has recovered, he has been playing for Barça for 1.5 months and is in good health”

Luis Enrique specifically provided information about some of the players, such as the Barcelona striker. Ansu Fati and they confirmed that they were “to help him” in the election. and he said he’d see if he had “minutes” in those games. “Ansu Fati should forget his injuryHe’s recovered, he’s been playing for Barça for the last month and a half and he’s healthy, so we’ll see him in practice and see if he’s ready to compete. “The best thing to do when you come out of an injury is to play,” he said.

He also referred to FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, one of the captains of the team, which he described as “outstanding”, although sometimes criticized.

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“I want to have him and I want him to be the leader of the team. He is very important to the team. Official matches to see the best version of the national team and for that he needs to be there”, stressful.

When asked if players such as Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi had previously featured other emerging youth, Luis Enrique pointed out that it was not up to him to “emphasize who the kings of football were”, although he assured that these two were “key players”. They’ve been at this level for a long time and they’ve won everything”, so he likes to “enjoy seeing the good players, these and those coming out”.