Marcos Llorente placeholder image, footballer of the Atlético de Madrid, had to watch from the sidelines how the Spanish team played the final phase of the Nations league. The Madrilenian had been key in the achievements of ‘The Red‘to sneak into the fight for that title. In fact it was on the initial list of Luis Enrique, but an untimely injury in the match against him FC BarcelonaPrior to the concentration with Spain, he deprived him of going.
“Yes it was hard, it was hard because in the end not being able to go and help the team and above all live that week that experience of being there living together, it hurt a little,” said the player in words to the Ser chain. Although the team fell in the final against France, for him the conclusions are hopeful. “I see the fantastic team, I think they played two great games against very important and very difficult teams. In the end, all the players are capturing the ideas that Luis Enrique has and this has been seen very clearly, that the players have had two magnificent matches, ”he said.
On the controversial issue of the offside goal of FranceFor him, the matter is clear: “When they say a valid goal, I honestly believed that it was going to be annulled. The play is very clear offside, then I don’t know what they say Eric like the half touches. If in the end the rule is that and that enables, then in the end you have to eat it so to speak. It’s just nonsense because, moreover, the plays go by so fast and you don’t even have time to look back to see if someone is out of the game and your head tells you ‘don’t touch it’. What they are not going to convince me of is that there is such a rule ”.
Now, the player looks with hope to be in the group of the world, where he believes that Spain can fight for everything. “Yes, because I think there is a very good game idea, there are a number of players that we have already seen that with this call there were many casualties and other players have come and they have done very well. There is a large group of players who can give a very high level and I don’t know if it will be possible to win or not, but at least we deserve to be trusted ”, he stated in ‘El Larguero’.
THE COMPETITION AND LUIS ENRIQUE
Llorente you know you won’t be able to relax if you want to be on the list. “My fear, none, in the end it is clear that we all want to go to the National Team but we also all know the level there is and the difficulty of going with the Selection. In the end, you have to focus on doing things very well with the club, which in the end is what is going to get you there. If that call does not come, then in my case at least I have thrown myself all my life without going so I want to go but I am also aware of the level that there is, “said the ’14’ of the Athletic.
The international also spoke of Luis Enrique to compare you with Simeone. “He is a very close coach and he likes that each player is very clear about what he is asking for. It is a coaching staff that believes very much in their idea of the game and that is what they try to convey to all of us and make us believe in it. Compared to Simeone yes it is true that the two are intense trainers but they have nothing to do with each other. In the end there are two coaches who ask their team for 100% intensity ”, he concluded.
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