FIFA World Cup 2022: Spain coach Luis Enrique© AFP
Spain coach Luis Enrique stated his ideas have been along with his late daughter Xana on what would have been her thirteenth birthday, after his facet ‘s 1-1 World Cup draw with Germany on Sunday. Xana died from bone most cancers in 2019, aged 9, throughout a interval wherein Luis Enrique stood down from the Spain job earlier than later returning. The coach paid tribute to her on the morning of the sport with a video on social media and stated he was dealing with what occurred naturally.
“It was a special occasion for my household, for some time we now have thought of dwelling by way of this as a pure a part of life,” stated Luis Enrique.
“We do not bodily have our daughter, however we take into consideration her rather a lot.
“That’s how life works. It’s not simply happiness, but in addition figuring out the best way to handle these moments.”
Luis Enrique left his submit in June 2019, with Xana passing away in August, earlier than the coach returned to the helm of the Spain crew in November 2019.
He took Spain to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and after two video games his crew are high of Group E on the World Cup, needing a degree from their final sport in opposition to Japan to progress.
Regardless of conceding a late purpose in opposition to Germany that stopped them just about sealing qualification for the final 16, the coach was content material.
“In the long run we now have to consider the place that we now have on this second,” stated Luis Enrique.
“We’re high of the classification within the ‘group of demise’ and we now have to be comfortable.”
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