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Luis Enrique: “We live on a roller coaster”

Spain breathed with their victory against Georgia in Badajoz (4-0). A game that came at a bad time after the defeat against Sweden, but that Spain solved with a very good note. Luis Enrique’s team dominated from the start, with 14 shots on goal by five of his rival, with 70% of possession against the weak Georgian team, who arrived with many casualties and was surpassed by the Red, very renewed in their line-up initial.

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“All professionals depend on the results. It is a better day than Sweden, of course, because we have obtained a good victory. They have fought and their coach (Willy Sagnol) has told me that they had six casualties compared to the previous game. However, I think we played a very complete game, ”said Luis Enrique. “Although it may have seemed easy, it is not. To achieve this result we have played very well inside and out, with goals and arrivals. The only bad news has been the injured players ”, developed the coach.

The three players affected by the injuries were Gayá, Marcos Llorente and Laporte. Llorente and Laporte’s ailments are not serious, while Gayá’s prognosis seems, a priori, more complicated. “Gayá has had a problem with the soleus and we are waiting for a test to be carried out, but it does not look very good,” said the coach.

“We professionals are used to living on a roller coaster and the defeat the other day hurt us. But you have to bite the bullet and think about the important game we have in Kosovo “, added the national coach, who referred to players like Carlos Soler, who once again made a great game:” The goal depends on everyone, but the who are closer to the goal have more responsibility. In the Eurocopa the interiors arrived a lot and the goal is a question of time. Soler wears it as standard and is on a roll. The season has started at a very high level. It is a medium with good ball handling, which has a good arrival and also hits very well from set pieces and penalties. He is a very interesting player ”, added Luis Enrique.

After talking about Soler, the coach was asked about the performance of Ferran Torres and Marcos Llorente. “Ferran is a great bet, but an easy bet for us because he has enormous physical and technical quality. He is a player on the wing and with a goal, different, with an incredible ability to pass goals ”, said the Asturian, to then analyze the Atlético de Madrid footballer. “When you have a player with that versatility, it would be very unfair for him to do it only in one position even if he has his favorite. It can help us in various areas. He has great physical power and a very good finish ”, concluded Luis Enrique.

“I have fulfilled a dream. There is no doubt, nor did I have them because my only claim was to play for Spain ”, admitted one of the debutants of the night from Badajoz, goalkeeper Robert Sánchez, who came out in the second half to replace Unai Simón. “I like the character of Robert. He’s a very forward-looking guy and we’ve been following him for a long time, ”said Luis Enrique about the Cartagena footballer.

“The other day my goal against Sweden did not serve to score, but this one did,” said Soler. “We have achieved three points to continue in the fight. Everything good is coming back to me. Soccer is streaky and I’m having fun, ”said the midfielder, who has scored in the five games played this season: three with Valencia and another two with Spain to accumulate five goals.

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