Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Luis Enrique Greeting Sergio Ramos Is Brilliant

Luis Enrique Greeting Sergio Ramos Is Brilliant

Considering the performance they put in at Wembley to beat England 2-1 and the time, Luis Enrique made his first concession.

In the past Spain were vulnerable whenever they lost possession but against England they seemed more comfortable without the ball and defending with their backs against the wall, as they had to do in the latter stages of the game.

Kane released Shaw free down the left on 11 minutes and his teasing cross curled perfectly into the path of Rashford to slot past United team-mate De Gea.

Referee Danny Makkelie had other ideas and cut short the celebrations by penalising Welbeck for a foul to ensure Spain got the win their overall play had deserved.

Luis Enrique also defended De Gea after he was criticised for his performances at the World Cup and claims the goalkeeper is the best in the world.

"It was hard but we had good spells in the game and we probably created the better chances".

Moreno scored the victor and generally impressed more against England, so we think he may lead the line this time, with Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio - a sub on Saturday - getting the nod to start. "I've seen teams fold in similar circumstances".

"Their retention of the ball was top class".

"We know the quality they possess". He is a high level player and all his seasons in England prove that we are right to continue with him.

In spite of that record being under threat, Gareth Southgate will make wholesale changes to the team tomorrow night.

The former Barcelona boss fielded a very different side to the one that flopped during the World Cup, having dropped Koke and Jordi Alba, while losing David Silva, Gerard Pique and Andres Iniesta to retirement.

Captain Sergio Ramos added: "We have started a new era with a coach who has a lot of experience and there are few better ways to start than to win at Wembley".

"So, given where we're at and we need those experiences to improve, I couldn't ask any more of the players".

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