FIFA WORLD CUP
Following Spain's qualification for the 2022 World Cup, Alfredo Relaño discusses Spain head coach Luis Enrique's habit of creating a siege mentality in his squad.
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Alfredo Relaño reacts to Spain's win over Greece - which, coupled with Sweden's defeat to Georgia, leaves La Roja within touching distance of World Cup qualification.
WORLD CUP 2022
Spain, Greece and Sweden are all in a position to top Group B and Luis Enrique has defensive issues to resolve before taking on both in November.
Luis Enrique said after the defeat in Sweden that he was pleased with his team, but when it came to deciding starters this time, he gave the pack a good shuffle.
After the draw at home against Greece, losing to Sweden last night was a bad result as Spain trail the Scandinavian side by two points in group B.
Iker Casillas always regretted not going to a Games and Ronaldo Nazario's bronze left a gap in his CV, hence Pedri's decision to play through the summer.
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Alfredo Relaño looks ahead to Spain's meeting with Croatia and Luka Modric in the last 16 of Euro 2020.
"Lacking sharpness in one area and solidity in the other, that has been Spain’s problem so far," writes Alfredo Relaño.
Luis Enrique’s team dominated Sweden in their opening game at Euro 2020, but failed to score and allowed Sweden a couple of very dangerous chances.