Luis Enrique on the Euro: “We can be champions”
The national team spoke about the future of the team even a month after the start of the Eurocup
Luis Enrique Martinez, coach of the national team, assured, one month after the start of his participation in Euro 2020, that Spain can fight to be continental champion again if they are at the level they are supposed to be and the essential confidence is generated to opt for everything.
The Spanish coach, in statements to the selection media, explained that he does not know how far he will go in the European tournament, if he will stay in the group stage or reach the final, but he is clear that they will be “a very difficult, very uncomfortable and very complicated opponent” for anyone.
“We continue to be a powerful brand in the world of football. Now, what are we trying to do? Recover and be able to imitate those who were unique at the time and achieved something that we had never achieved from a position in which the players who We can be champions, of course we can. If we are at the level that we are supposed to And we can even overcome it and we keep repeating the things we know but the level of confidence generates an upward line of performance, we can choose everything. There is no doubt, “he said.
He stressed that in terms of what his team does and his mentality he is “even surprised”, because he did not “expect to be at this level. He specified that young players of great value have appeared and that there is still “a potential to grow very great” and assumed the role of favorites that they may have.
We continue to be a powerful brand in the world of football
“I am not afraid to face that challenge, but we must then assess in the right measure what we are trying to do, what profile of players we have, a young team that wants to grow, that is hungry, that plays football well, that defends well “, said Luis Enrique, who declared that the favorite poster that he has in his group has to confirm” with results.
He commented on the first rival in the Eurocup, Sweden, on June 14, that they know her very well after coinciding in the previous phase and that “now she even has the reinforcement of an important player such as Ibrahimovic“.
“He usually plays 4-4-2. We know what kind of game they usually play, but they know us very well too“said Luis Enrique, who on Poland affirmed that” he has been changing the system against strong rivals, before whom he usually plays with five defenders “and pointed out that” the individual level of the players is high, with some references that we all know ” .
We are a young team that wants to grow up, that is hungry, that plays football well
In any case, in your opinion “Most of the teams when they play” against Spain change their system and they modify what the Spanish coaching staff had studied about them, and put the example of Greece and Kosovo at the beginning of the qualifying phase for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Assured that he “would have loved if Bilbao had been the headquarters (of Spain in the Eurocup), like everyone else, but once it was unfeasible due to the medical conditions that were imposed and could not be met “the fact of maintaining the headquarters in the country and that it is Seville pleases him.
“For me it is the city that as a player I have participated the most with the national team at home, and it is a place where the fans are hot, which is what we need. We are going to be backed and supported. They will be able to be that mythical player 12 that we all commented on, “said the coach, who was also delighted to” play with the public again. “
“Curiously with the selection we have played in Ukraine and Georgia with public, but against. If it motivates this, if it can be in favor, it must be the repera “, added Luis Enrique