There have been many debates about who will be La Roja’s No. 1 at this summer’s European Championship, but the 50-year-old didn’t want to give too much away.
Luis Enrique is clear about tomorrow
Spain coach Luis Enrique revealed that he had his ideas for the goalkeeper position wrapped up but did not want to make it public. There have been many debates about who will be La Roja’s No. 1 at this summer’s European Championship, but the 50-year-old didn’t want to give too much away. “I am Spain coach of and that is what I focus on,” Luis Enrique said during a pre-match press conference on Wednesday. “I’m not interested in the rest; the best will play. The plans vary. I’ve done everything in my career. We will see. I’m delighted with everyone. I know what I will do with the goalkeeper position, but I do not want it to be known. I don’t know anything about the team that will play at the European Championship. I’m clear about tomorrow.”
Pedri and Iniesta are identical in the message of humility
Gerard Moreno took a knock in Villarreal’s final game before the international break but still joined up with the Spanish side, so will he be able to play in any of La Roja’s three World Cup qualifiers? “He is much better, but we are not going to take any risks, as always,” said Luis Enrique. “He’s here because he’s okay. We’re going to be more careful than usual. We’re going to wait.” Pedri could be in line to make his Spain debut, and widespread comparisons have already been made to another legendary Spanish midfielder in Andres Iniesta. “They are different. I understand the relationship, but Pedri has to be like Pedri,” said Luis Enrique. “They are identical in the message of humility. Let him grow, make mistakes and improve.”
Another player who got the call from Luis Enrique is Brian Gil, who shone on loan at Eibar from Seville. “I like him a lot, from the first chat: calm, mature. He brings a lot of attacking ability with his right foot or with his natural foot,” he said. “He causes problems for the opposition, he has a shot, he plays well under pressure. Brian is going to do the same with Spain as in his team. I have no doubts.”