Published: Sat, September 08, 2018
Tech | By Anita Cain

Luis Enrique: Sergio Ramos is a chosen one

Luis Enrique: Sergio Ramos is a chosen one

"I only have nice things to say about the new coach".

"I don't know what's going to happen in the future but that's a position I haven't had any doubts about", Enrique said.

"I never go onto the pitch with the intention of injuring another professional so I have a very clear conscience", Ramos said.

Aspas denied that the players rebelled in Russian Federation under Fernando Hierro as interim coach.

Ramos is likely to receive a dodgy reception from England fans, especially those of a Liverpool persuasion at Wembley but little has fazed the 32-year-old during his career and he is sticking by his story.

Spain midfielder Isco has welcomed coach Luis Enrique's ban on mobile phones during team meals and has embraced the new coach's footballing ideas and team-building exercises. "Maybe both of us have very strong characters but we share the same objectives and that is the national team".

"He brought through young players when he was in charge of the first-team at Barcelona and he also developed as a young player himself with the national team, so I think he's a good link between the top level of competition and the use of young players".

Enrique, too, gave a glowing report on the man he has decided will continue with the captain's armband under his tenure.

That decision was reportedly opposed by numerous senior players in the Spain squad, including captain Sergio Ramos.

"He is a great leader in any situation, a person who drags in and out".

"Of course we try to do different things", he added.

When the fixture was announced in May, as part of the inaugural Uefa Nations League, few would have expected it to be the visitors confronting questions about style, youth and an underperforming goalkeeper, following a humiliating World Cup exit. Then we see if we are efficient enough.

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