After landing the managerial job of Spain posts the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Luis Enrique has backed goalkeeper, David De Gea as the country’s best with the gloves.
The Spanish coach defends De Gea despite an error against Switzerland.
After an awful show at the FIFA World Cup 2018, De Gea’s position as the number one goalkeeper came under the hammer. He also made an error in Spain’s friendly against Switzerland before the World Cup which led to a 1-1 draw in the end.
However, Enrique does not doubt the abilities of the Manchester United keeper. He has included both De Gea and Kepa in his first 23-man squad to face England and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but that’s a position I haven’t had any doubts about. The fact we have been a reference over the past decade means that everyone knows our national team.”
When asked if Spain will keep playing with the same tactics known, as tiki-taka, the former Barca coach said,
“I have already spoken about evolving the model in my presentation, and that is what we are working on. I am convinced that is what we will do. Afterwards, we will see if we are effective or not, but the objective is to evolve and stop being predictable.”
Meanwhile, skipper Sergio Ramos feels with the arrival of Enrique the squad now has a different enthusiasm. And they will do whatever they need to do to find their touch back.
“In the last few years Spain have dropped a couple of levels, and our objective is to recover what made us win in the first place. The coach and players have a great challenge in front of us in trying to win again. We have a lot of ambition, but we have to show it. We want the world to fall in love with us again.”