Spain coach Luis Enrique has revealed that he and his gamers have been sad with the standard of the pitch throughout Monday evening’s 0-0 stalemate towards Sweden of their opening sport of Euro 2020.
Spain dominated the ball at Estadio La Catuja in Seville. Nonetheless, aside from a obvious Alvaro Morata miss within the first half, actual possibilities have been few and far between and the 2 greatest alternatives to attain on the evening fell to Swedish forwards Alexander Isak and Marcus Berg.
Talking after the sport, Enrique took goal at Sweden’s defensive ways, admitting it was a ‘dangerous’ consequence, and revealed what his gamers considered the pitch they have been taking part in on.
“It doesn’t go away me feeling totally different from how the followers do,” Enrique is quoted as saying by AS.
“We have now been superior towards an opponent who has determined solely to defend. It’s a draw that I really feel dangerous for the gamers and the followers.”
The 51-year-old pressured that his gamers complained about with the ability to management the ball on the floor, limiting their capacity to make correct closing passes to carve out possibilities.
“The sector didn’t assist a lot as a result of the gamers had issues controlling the ball,” Enrique mentioned. “They’ve complained within the dressing room about this. And soccer solely understands objectives. I’ve misplaced video games like at the moment [in the past].”
Morata’s miss within the first half, which noticed him fireplace huge of the goal after the ball got here to him following a uncommon Swedish error, has resulted in a lot post-game criticism for the striker.
“Morata has performed very effectively within the sport,” Enrique insisted.
“However all of us need, and he’s the primary to, the probabilities to return. However it’s not nice. All of us need the followers to help him. I’ve seen applause for Morata, which is what I have a look at.
“Morata is a good participant who he does lots of issues effectively. He hasn’t had any luck. However that is how soccer is and that is life. It is simpler to play with the general public in favour, and I hope it adjustments.”