Luis Enrique is optimistic of a new La Roja

Spain’s head coach, Luis Enrique, is confident of rebuilding a new national team capable of challenging for trophies on multiple fronts.

The current La Roja side have failed to emulate the standard created by the side that dominated the World of football back from 2008 to 2012.

Spain endured a turbulent World Cup in Russia 2018 when they were eliminated by the host via spot-kicks.

However, ahead of the Euro 2020 campaign against Norway in Valencia on Saturday, Enrique appeared relaxed for the clash.

“We need to create a new national team and that only happens with time, matches and good results.

“I don’t know if we’re in a transition period or if it’s a new project but we’ll try to win again and create another winning cycle.

“I know it appears easy but we haven’t won anything in three years,” added Luis Enrique via SportEnglish.

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“Norway are a typical side from Northern Europe. They’re a little more physical, more than us I’m sure, although they won’t be able to build up play and will go more direct. We’ll try to avoid being hit on the counterattack.”

And while this new Spain side will need to find it’s new starting XI, the former coach says there’s no rush to find it either.

“I’d love to have a fixed eleven and 23 squad members, but it’s a long process that isn’t achieved within a week. You need to pick up results and take the national team to the Euros. But I’ll keep testing players because we need to find the next generation.”


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