Georgia vs Spain: Luis Enrique backs side to find spark in Tbilisi
Despite watching his Spain team struggle to break Greece down in their first 2022 World Cup qualifier, Luis Enrique says he's not concerned by a lack of creativity.
Spain head coach Luis Enrique says he's confident La Roja can rediscover their creative spark when they take on Georgia on Sunday after being frustrated by Greece in their opening World Cup qualifier.
Spain held to Greece draw in Group B opener
Spain had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their first Group B encounter in Granada on Thursday after they could only muster two shots on target.
Álvaro Morata opened the scoring, but Anastasios Bakasetas' penalty 11 minutes into the second half was enough for Greece to earn a point.
Quality at his disposal leaves Luis Enrique optimistic
Luis Enrique is backing his side to put that disappointment behind them when they take on Georgia in Tbilisi.
The Spain head coach said in a press conference on Saturday: "You depend on the quality of the players and we have a lot of that, so I am calm.
"There are no bottles of pills for inspiration, if you find them in a pharmacy, buy me two bottles!"
The former Barcelona boss added: "The team has to attack with freshness without problems. We must make a difference in attack and defence."
¡¡ESTAMOS EN DIRECTO!! | Disfruta de los primeros minutos del entrenamiento oficial de la Selección española desde el estadio Dinamo Arena de Tiflis. #SomosEspaña #SomosFederación https://t.co/ERA5ovjtZs— Selección Española de Fútbol (@SeFutbol) March 27, 2021
Georgia unlucky to lose to Sweden, says Spain boss
Luis Enrique is not sure what approach Georgia will take after he felt they were unfortunate to start their campaign with a 1-0 defeat to Sweden.
He said: "I don't know what Georgia will do against us, but against Sweden they generated a lot of scoring chances. I think Georgia deserved to draw that game.
"They played Sweden face to face and I expect a similar Georgia. It won't be easy."
Luis Enrique once again allayed injury concerns over Sergio Ramos after he was withdrawn at half-time against Greece and said Gerard Moreno's fitness will be monitored in training.
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