Luis Enrique thinks that Spain deserved to win 6-0 against Germany on Tuesday evening, but also immediately tempered the euphoria around his team. The national coach has not forgotten that his team was approached critically not so long ago because of a lack of scoring ability.
‘Germany is still one of the best countries in the world’
“We are not yet as good as some journalists might write in the newspapers on Wednesday after this game. But we are also not suddenly a bad team if we do not score goals”, Enrique emphasized at his press conference in Seville.
“We know which country we live in and are therefore used to criticism. Every professional should be able to deal with it. Sometimes criticism can provide motivation, but in most cases we try to ignore it. And that’s what we did.”
Spain scored almost as often on Tuesday against Germany as in the previous five Nations League games combined (six for seven hits), while Germany failed to keep the clean for the sixth game in a row.
Spain was far too strong for Germany on Tuesday evening. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Enrique was nevertheless surprised by the vulnerability of Germany. ‘Die Mannschaft’ was at the top of the group after the first five rounds of play and a point against Spain would have been enough to qualify for the ‘Final Four’.
“Germany is without a doubt still one of the best countries in the world. They played against us with the best eleven players, so I also expected that they would score. Maybe ten of their basic forces played on Saturday,” he said. while I made six changes, ”said Enrique.
Most of the attention went to 20-year-old Ferran Torres, who accounted for half of Spain’s goal production. The Manchester City attacker, like Enrique, recalled the criticism his team received not so long ago about a lack of scoring ability.
“We’re not that bad when we lose and not great when we win,” said Torres, who scored in the 33rd, 55th and 72nd minutes. “At the moment many young players are still being fitted in. We are getting better and better and that is reflected in this result. It has been a long time since Germany conceded so many goals.”
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