09/04/2021 at 1:41 PM CEST
Luis Enrique Martínez spoke with his usual transparency in the appearance before the media prior to the Spain-Georgia that takes place this Sunday in the New Nursery of Badajoz. The national team will continue with its fight to achieve the classification of heads to the Qatar 2022 World Cup, although Sweden was placed as leader after their triumph in the direct duel of Solna. Given the criticism received, Lucho was resigned and considers that its complex relationship with the press conditions the analyzes.
When asked if he feels constantly evaluated, Luis Enrique commented, with irony but with a good tone, that his distance from the press takes its toll: “I do not have a representative, I have my advisor, who is part of my family, I have him since I arrived in Madrid, but he is not the representative who is looking for teams for me. With the reports that you give me (addressing the media), I feel unlimited affection. and I will not lack equipment … People will notice too … and say how general it can’t be. I’m more than used to it. “
His line of not giving individual interviews was also hinted at by the coach as one of the reasons for the lack of ‘feeling’. “Nor do I give you what you would like. I’m not an asshole. I know what I can expect from you and you from me. In these 365 days I have not had a call from a single journalist … and my phone is the same since I played football … now you don’t want it … this means that the relationship worksSeeing the commotion that was being created in the press room, Lucho raised his hands to ask for calm and settle the controversy: “Let it continue like this, I like it and you too“.
Beyond this matter, Luis Enrique returned to join his usual optimistic line and affirmed that “we depend on us to go to the World Cup, if we win the playoffs, we qualify. It is normal that at finish sweden match we were affected, but we have analyzed where the keys are for the next game. “
Lucho reiterated that “professionals look on the positive side. In the last Nations League and Eurocup, Spain and Italy are the only teams that are among the four best. If we look at the latest results, out of ten games, we had only lost one to Ukraine. As a professional I look on the bright side, the bottle is half full“.
Public of Badajoz
Spain will play with the heat of the Extremaduran public and the coach asked that “Support us, especially if things don’t go well. With 1-0 or 2-0 if they do, we appreciate it, but it is better when we need it. “The national team will seek victory against Georgia, but neither has a speech of thrashing in the face of possible ties in the group penetrated:” Every game we are convinced that we are going to score the greatest number of goals. Against Germany in the Nations it was (6-0), another team would have saved a two or three to zero and we, no “.
Lucho also appreciated the difficulty that currently exists due to “the prevailing equality in world football, which makes it very difficult to win. Against Georgia we can again have difficulties and suffer. The advantage is to play at home and with the public. We want to play a good game and generate more than the rival. You have to remember that in the first round we beat them at the last minute and with everything. “
After reviewing the clash against Sweden by video, the coach pointed out that “There are positive things, I was not correct in what I said after the game that we lost many duels duels, we did not lose so many. The transitions could be improved, there are individual errors in the pass, positioning errors, although it is also true of the rival, let’s not forget. I’m happier and with a better individual idea of what some players did. I have the moral to stop to prepare what I seeand”.