Wed. Mar 29th, 2023

With less than a week to go before their debut at the World Cup in Qatar, Spain takes on Jordan on Thursday in their only warm-up friendly. “We are taking the match very seriously and we will draw important conclusions. The players know that because if they can earn their place in training, imagine in a match,” exalted Luis Enrique in advance, during a press conference in Amman with a taste of other times.

Rare in him, the Asturian revealed that Ansu Fati will be a starter. “As I have told him I can say it in public, he will start and I hope he plays 90 minutes. He is one more, we must stop referring to him as the player who has overcome an injury, everyone does it,” he said.

Spain has several internationals with physical problems, although none of them is suffering from any serious ailment. Against Jordan, Luis Enrique is obliged to rule out three players, something that will not happen in the World Cup, and they will be the injured Morata, Guillamón and Marcos Llorente. “It makes no sense to take any risks, if it were the first game of the World Cup they would be ready to play, that’s clear,” said the coach.

After announcing that he has decided to dive into the world of Twitch and will do streamings with fans, Luis Enrique was seen eager to explain himself despite his initial reluctance. “Since I announced it I open my mobile and I only get hearts, they should have done it before. ‘Peace and love,'” he joked proudly. “Now I have followers, subscribers… I can’t do spoilers,” he responded ironically without wanting to reveal what topics he will deal with.