Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Sport | By Stuart Potter

Spain attacker showing support for his coach

Spain attacker showing support for his coach

Isco was reportedly unhappy with criticism of his World Cup performances by the journalist in question, Spain having exited to hosts Russian Federation in the round of 16.

"The fact we have been a reference over the past decade means that everyone knows our national team", he added. "After, we will see if we are effective but the objective is to evolve and stop being predictable".

Madrid midfielder Isco, however, said the team have taken to the coach's training methods as well as his quirky ideas off the pitch, which saw him take the players to an escape room on Wednesday, where participants have to break out of a locked room by completing puzzles.

Clotet, who coached in Espanyol's reserves while Luis Enrique was in charge of the Barcelona B team a decade ago, believes the 48-year-old is the ideal man to blood the next generation of Spanish talent.

They endured a nightmare World cup campaign when they were knocked out by unfancied hosts Russian Federation after Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament.

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If you do not now have a subscription with Amazon, you can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime by registering an account. She won 59 points to just 28 for the unseeded Ukrainian, who knocked off No. 2 seed Caroline Wozniacki in the second round.

With Luis Enrique now aiming to take them back to the top, we asked Spanish coach Pep Clotet, currently assistant manager to Garry Monk at Birmingham City, what to expect from his new-look side. "They will pose us a lot of problems and we're delighted to be here. We want it to be enjoyable for the fans".

Ramos said it has been an intense first week working with the new coach ahead of their opening Nations League game in League A, Group 4.

Sergio Ramos will lead Spain out at Wembley, and Enrique hopes he will be able to call upon the services of the Real Madrid stalwart for long into the future.

Salah injured his shoulder after falling under a heavy challenge from Ramos as Real went on to win 3-1.

'I never wanted to hurt a colleague on the pitch of course, so my conscience is really clear about what I did that night.

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