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Fatal night for the Spanish team after falling in one of the most decisive matches for the World Cup qualification in Qatar 2022. La Roja lost 2-1 to the Swedish team, which leads group B with 9 points in three games , while Spain has 7 in four games. In the words of Luis Enrique: “we are on the wire.” Clearer, the water.
“It is a difficult night, there is not much more to say. We have lost a lot of duels and with a rival like Sweden, who have two high-quality forwards, we have paid dearly. Sweden loves to play on the counterattack and we have not been able to counteract it. “, has explained the national coach in the mixed zone.
Spain took the lead in the 4th minute with a goal from Carlos Soler (who made his senior team debut), but Isak in the next action tied it 1-1. “This already looked to go wrong with Sweden’s goal. We have had the necessary attitude from the beginning, but to score a goal and that in the next play we make a mistake and they score us a goal … The game ended as expected “Luis Enrique has expressed pissed off and adding that “I need to watch the game to reflect, now it is still early.”
The game, however, has had positive aspects for Lucho as in “the transition, the ambition, the circulation …”, but he has remarked that the loss of duels in defensive and offensive zones has ended up swinging the balance in favor of the Swedes.
Asked if he is considering being able to be out of the World Cup, he has limited himself to answering that “right now Sweden is the first of the group”. A truth like a temple. In this case, the team that ends up leading their group qualifies directly for the World Cup. There are still six rounds left, but things have been complicated for Spain, and a lot, to access as the first in the group.