Spain is measured this Wednesday (8:45 p.m.) to Kosovo with a double objective: the first is mandatory, to achieve three more points in the World Cup qualification; the second, also important, especially thinking about the European Championship, for which there is just a little over two months left: recovering the good feelings and leaving behind the bad image offered in the games against Greece and Georgia.
That this selection suffers against teams that lock themselves up is something that is well known. Greece bothered him enormously with up to ten players behind the ball during many phases of the game and one unfortunate play cost two points with the tie at one final. In Georgia, the picture was even worse, with a disastrous first half in which Spain trailed behind on the scoreboard, without ever having control of the game.
The improvement in the second half is the way forward against a team, Kosovo, who will also be locked behind but have much less quality than Hellenes and Georgians. The eight changes in the alignment that Luis Enrique made between both parties is something that worries, because the Asturian coach cannot find a recognizable eleven. Therefore, today is a good opportunity for players like Ferran Torres, Dani Olmo to claim the hierarchy they recently won or for others like Gerard (already recovered and who points to the starting eleven) Rodri, Pedri or Canales claim an important role in the group.
The weak matches of the selection do not seem to worry Luis Enrique excessively, who even wanted to see the good side. “The important thing is to beat Kosovo and score the three points, but for June a little negativity does not hurt so that people are more attentive, “said the Asturian.” From a specific party that was a party, that of Germany, everyone thought there was already a selection machine“Lucho added.” We, due to the expectations generated, thought we were going to win everything. “
What Luis Enrique did want to explain is the numerous changes of players. “What I can’t do as a coach is make my decisions according to what Pepe, Lucas or Manolo wants,” he ironically said about what the media said. “I’m delighted, I have 24 players and anyone could play and that is more important than having only eleven, then three are injured before the Euro and you arrive with players without confidence, “he emphasized.
The coach also explained that Sergio Ramos, Gerard Moreno and Pedri are one hundred percent and fully recovered, so that today they could be starters in the game against Kosovo.