Spain coach Luis Enrique speaks to reporters in Doha forward of their FIFA World Cup conflict towards Germany. AP
Doha: Spain coach Luis Enrique mentioned his crew face a “lovely problem” towards a wounded Germany on Sunday, as La Roja attempt to clinch qualification from World Cup Group E.
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Hansi Flick’s aspect suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Japan and are preventing for his or her lives within the event, whereas Spain dismantled Costa Rica 7-0, an announcement victory to ignite their bid to elevate a second World Cup.
“Germany are a crew that at all times performs on the assault,” Luis Enrique advised a press convention on Saturday.
“That they want a end result may have an effect, however they at all times attempt to maintain the ball, press, they’re the crew that performs most like Spain within the sense they need to management and dominate the sport.
“It implies that for us it’s a ravishing problem, now we have the identical aims, so I feel will probably be an open sport.”
Spain thrashed Germany 6-0 in November 2020 in a UEFA Nations League conflict, with Ferran Torres scoring a hat-trick.
Nevertheless Enrique warned that the four-time World Cup winners are a crew able to clawing their method again from opposed positions.
“They’re world champions, while you look there are 4 stars on their shirt,” added Luis Enrique.
“I performed in 1994 towards them, there was a giant bodily distinction in that period, and a footballing one. I feel that Spain are at that degree now — in reality within the FIFA rankings we’re above them — but when anybody is aware of the best way to battle, it’s Germany.
“I’ve a number of respect for his or her gamers, they’re world class, and their historical past is there to see. However now we have the conviction that now we have to beat Germany.”
Spain winger Dani Olmo, who scored within the rout of Costa Rica, agreed along with his coach.
“You’ll be able to by no means rule out the Germans,” mentioned the RB Leipzig ahead.
“They should win however have the gamers and high quality to show it round, we’re centered on ourselves and if we win we’ll be within the final 16.”
“It’s a 50-50 sport, in a World Cup towards Germany there can’t be a favorite.”
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