After announcing his 26 -man World Cup squad on Friday, the former Barcelona coach said he never doubted whether he was the best person for the job.
” How can I doubt myself? I’m the best coach in the world, ” “If I have to convince my players, I have to be convinced myself… There is no better coach than me. I know It’s not true, but I believe it. Doubt? No!” Luis Enrique told a news conference on Friday.
Spain include Barcelona’s Ansu Fati but excludes Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara , Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso and Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea from their 26 -man World Cup squad Wait for the veterans because they have confidence in the new generation.
🗣️ “If I have to convince my players I have to be convinced myself… There is no better coach than me. I know it’s not true, but I believe it. Doubts? None!”
Hard to argue with that logic.https://t.co/bu4IBcsHDV
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Worth the risk
It’s a risk worth taking, according to Luis Enrique, who last year led Spain to the semi-finals of the European Championships and the Nations League final with an average age of just over 25.
Luis Enrique said: ” When a person decides to join the national team, in addition to the desire that this position generates, our clear goal is to go back and compete for the title of the great tournament.
Spain resumed training on Monday and will travel to Amman the following day for a friendly against Jordan ahead of their World Cup opener against Costa Rica on November 23.