“I am very ‘happy’ and everything is going to be very well”

  • If Spain add the six points against Greece and Sweden, it will be at Qatar 2022. If not, they will have to match what the Swedes do against Georgia and then beat them in Seville.

  • Luis Enrique has many victims for these matches: Marcos Llorente, Ferran Torres, Oyarzabal, Pedri, Gerard Moreno, Ansu Fati, Eric García and Yéremi Pino

Spain life is played to be the world from Qatar and, as is often the case in these situations, Luis Enrique post your most talkative profile to grab media attention and free gamers from the spotlight. “I am very happy, everything is going to be very well, I am very optimistic and we will have time to think about the ugly things & rdquor;, he warned in a pre-match press conference with an enthusiasm a little forced.

The pressure is palpable in the atmosphere, since Spain has no room for error. She is second in the group, two points behind. Sweden And with two games to go. be the last Spain-Sweden who can decide everything. But on this day the Swedes receive the accessible Georgia (6:00 p.m.) and Luis Enrique’s men must perform a complicated match in Athens (20.45) already knowing the result obtained by the Scandinavians.

“Blessed pressure & rdquor;

“I see you’re worried about the pressure. I spent 15 years as a player and 12 as a coach. Holy pressure. Wonderful! The problem is when you don’t have it. I’ve had it since I was 18. The walk is fine for me, the pace is fine for me & rdquor;, the coach said between nervous laughs.

“I’ve spent 15 years as a player and 12 as a coach. Blessed pressure. How wonderful! The problem is when you don’t have it. I’ve been putting up with it since I was a kid. 18 years old.

Luis Enrique, Spanish coach

Beyond the pressure, the Asturian has seen how the list of injured has multiplied exponentially on the last day of the championship. Marcos Llorente, Ferran Torres, Mikel Oyarzabal, Pedri Yes Gerard Moreno The absences were confirmed before knowing the call for these two crucial matches. And they joined them between Saturday and Sunday Ansu FatiEric Garcia, Yeremi Pino…O Mikel Merino It happens between cottons. That is to say the entire offensive arsenal, and the key pieces of the defensive framework. They come in to replace the latter Raul de Tomas, Diego Llorente Yes Brais Mendez.

The good news is they’re coming back Pau Torres, Gaya, Jordi Alba, Morata Yes Dany Olmo. In addition to the appearance, many calls later, of Real Madrid players such as Danny Carvajal, pointing to passing title Azpilicueta to the axis as central, and Brahim Diaz, ceded by the whites to Milano.

Spain will be present Qatar if he adds the six points that will be played against Greece and Sweden. Precisely the two rivals with whom they stumbled and which put them in this delicate situation: a draw with the Greeks in Granada and a 2-1 defeat in Stockholm.

Greece still have options, being third with 9 points, for Spain 13 and Greece 15. The first of the group seals its ticket for the World Cup and the second will play in the playoffs. Luis Enrique’s men will therefore find a rival with a knife between their teeth who will have to beat them to keep their chances of going to Qatar. In addition, the match of the last day will also be played at home against the weakest Kosovo. So, if they beat Spain, they will have a real chance of advancing to the World Cup play-offs.

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Although it is run by a technician trained at the school of Ajaxthe Dutch John van’t Schip, Greece’s matches yield short results due to their commitment to defending three centre-backs (5-3-2). Even so, he likes to have the ball, but he lacks striking. What prevented us from beating the Swedes (2-1) in Athens in September.

Bad referee memory

Therefore, the match is a ‘match-ball’ against both teams. It’s only worth winning because everything else keeps them away from the World Cup, even if the playoff ball would still remain. The party will be led by a Pole, Szymon Marciniak, who was able to pursue a career in cycling. Marciniak brings back bad memories, as he whistled Benito Villamarín for a 2-3 win over England in October 2018, which turned out to be Luis Enrique’s first loss as a manager.

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