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Robert Moreno claims technology is important to learn tactics

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The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took over after the tragic death of Enrique’s daughter Xana, who’s just nine.

Moreno was the man of Luis Enrique’s unlimited trust, so it wasn’t surprising once he took over from Lucho.

Asked about his appointment in his interview with BBC, Moreno said:

The Spanish national team manager, Robert Moreno, took over after the tragic death of Enrique’s daughter Xana, who’s just nine.

“It was a shame how I got this job because our leader Luis Enrique had a family problem,” he opened up for BBC.

“I don’t have even have the words to explain the feeling I had in the four days between him stopping taking training and me taking over. It was a mix.

“I worked with Luis Enrique for nine years. I was an analyst in the first year with him, then I became his assistant.

“He showed me a lot of things that would have been impossible to learn because I was never a professional player – it’s helped me build a relationship with squads.”

Asked about media’s reaction to him taking over was mostly dissatisfaction in Spain. Moreno understands this, saying:

“The media know players well, but I had no public profile. So how do you make a complex decision when you don’t have information about a person?

“In this case the people who had the information about me were Rubiales and sports director Jose Francisco Molina – they could see us working with the squad every day and making decisions.”

The most interesting part arrived when Moreno talked about tactics and technology in football.

“When I studied to be a coach I loved technology. I remember being on the bench and I couldn’t see anything, so I thought it’d be good to film the action.

“My girlfriend at the time and my father both used to record the matches from the stands. I then watched the footage and analysed the players – it was a good way to work.

“Tactics are important in Spain and the way to understand those tactics is to use technology – for us possession is important and what you do with the ball.

“If you don’t have technology and time to analyse then it’s impossible.”

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