Spain scored seven objectives previous Costa Rica whereas dominating possession and stringing collectively passes with ease. AP
Doha: Luis Enrique believes Spain’s starvation will solely improve after they recorded the nation’s largest ever World Cup victory in an emphatic 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica on Wednesday.
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The 2010 champions dominated their opponents, who didn’t handle a shot at aim in the entire match, and of their second group recreation on Sunday face a determined Germany, who have been overwhelmed 2-1 by Japan earlier.
Spain’s earlier file victory was a 6-1 thrashing of Bulgaria on the 1998 World Cup, a match by which Luis Enrique scored for La Roja.
Nevertheless, whereas the Spain coach thinks that an excessive amount of flattery can weaken a group’s resolve, he’s assured his aspect will keep grounded and targeted.
“I’ve little doubt that we’ll play the following recreation with the identical spirit, if no more,” Luis Enrique instructed reporters.
“I’ve no doubts in any respect. It’s true that reward weakens you, however don’t fear about this group of gamers, I see them on daily basis.
“(It received’t occur) as a result of there will probably be adjustments within the line-up, as a result of they wish to compete, to work onerous.
“I doubt that might occur, it’s by no means occurred, this can be a group of individuals able to do issues in the precise manner.”
The coach stated he was stunned Germany misplaced their opening Group E recreation, though he recognised Japan’s risk.
“It was a shock the way in which they began off, Germany, towards Japan however there are surprises in soccer, you by no means know,” stated the coach.
“Japan are an excellent group, they’re a dynamic group, they’ve numerous high quality, high quality gamers.
“You by no means know in soccer. We’re going to attempt to win the following match towards them (Germany), we’re going to attempt to beat them, that’s the aim.”
Regardless of the excellent show at Al Thumama stadium, Luis Enrique says he’s planning on altering his beginning line-up towards Germany.
Well timed riposte
La Roja have loads of depth on the bench, with the likes of Barcelona ahead Ansu Fati and Atletico Madrid’s Marcos Llorente stored in reserve.
Debutant Alejandro Balde changed Jordi Alba within the second half and impressed, whereas substitutes Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata each scored.
“I don’t know who will play,” Luis Enrique instructed TVE.
“If we obtain our goal, which is enjoying seven video games, it is going to be everybody, not simply 11 gamers.
“I don’t suppose I’ve ever repeated a line-up and I most likely received’t repeat one.”
Ferran Torres netted twice, whereas Spain’s different aim scorers have been Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio and man-of-the-match Gavi.
The group has been criticised up to now for not scoring sufficient objectives and the Costa Rica destruction was a well timed riposte.
“Many gamers have scored,” added the coach. “I’ve at all times learn that we’re missing objectives, however since we’ve been in cost, we’re one of many groups which have scored probably the most objectives. These are the stats.
“Plenty of our gamers have objectives in them. We get ahead after numerous link-up play, and I’ve by no means been nervous about objectives.
“We play towards Germany subsequent and so they should win, and so will we. We’ll have a good time, go to dinner, after which begin making ready for that recreation.
“Reward weakens you, however it’s significantly better to begin making ready for a recreation like this.”
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