After Spain’s victory this Friday against Switzerland (1-1, 3 tab to 1) in the quarter-finals of Euro 2021, Luis Enrique is now aiming higher. The coach of La Roja aims for the final and takes advantage of the qualification to … once again reframe journalists and critics.
Spain validated its ticket for the semi-finals of Euro 2021 this Friday, with a Final 4 which will be played at Wembley. La Roja defeated Switzerland in Saint Petersburg (Russia) at the end of the penalty shoot-out (1-1, 3 tab to 1), after spoiling many opportunities.
Aligned at the forefront of the attack, Alvaro Morata did not find the net. No more than Gerard Moreno, entered in the 54th minute to replace the Juventus player and who missed a lot. “Fortunately it is Gerard Moreno who missed these opportunities, if Morata misses them, you impale him, quipped Luis Enrique in a press conference. They are my two players and I like them very much.”
Before that, asked about the sluggish performance of his team, the former Barça technician had answered with a question to Cadena SER: “What did you want? A military parade? Obviously we suffered.”
“It would be ridiculous not to think about the final”
“I lived the penalty shoot-out in the calmest possible way because it was no longer up to me and nothing could be done anymore,” said Luis Enrique. I said at the start of the tournament that we were in the top eight teams, no exaggeration, now we are in the top four teams in the tournament. It would be ridiculous now not to think about the final. “
Despite their advantage obtained (8th) by a goal against his camp of Denis Zakaria (8th), Spain conceded the equalizer (68th) after a big defensive error, benefiting Xherdan Shaqiri. At 11 against 10 at the end of the match, La Roja nevertheless had to wait for the penalty shoot-out to qualify. In the next round, Luis Enrique and his players will find the winner of the match between Belgium and Italy.