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There are no excuses: Spain’s caretaker

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Robert Moreno says the artificial pitch in the Faroe Islands should not be an excuse and his team should look for the three points.

Spain national team caretaker manager, Robert Moreno, knows that playing in an artificial surface is very difficult, but it should not be used as an excuse for not winning against the Faroe Islands.

The Spaniard is taking over the national team as Luis Enrique is absence because of family matters.

“We haven’t trained on that surface because there’s a higher risk of injury,” Moreno told Marca.

“We don’t think it’s an excuse to not get a good result tomorrow.”

“The risk of injury is always there [on artificial pitches],” he added.

“I’m not going to say anymore because I don’t want to be a bad omen.”

“We believed that it was better to keep to the soft surface [for training],” he added.

“No one can demonstrate which is better and which is worse. We’ll do our best to make the national team win.”

He explained how he works in Luis Enrique’s absence: “I just gave the talks, but that was already agreed with Luis.”

“The last conversation [between the two] was an hour ago. I told him that we missed him. The behavior of the players has been spectacular.”

“They’ve arrived in spectacular [condition],” Moreno said about the players.

“We were surprised, actually. We want to distribute minutes [between the two matches] because Sweden is a very tough opponent.”