New Spain coach, Luis Enrique, says he will be making his debut as La Roja boss on an ideal ground when they face the Three Lions of England in their first game of the newly formed UEFA Nations League at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday feels.
It will be Spains first match since they were eliminated by hosts Russia in the Second Round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and also England’s first game since they lost to Belgium in the Third-Place match of the World Cup.
Fernando Hierro was in temporary charge of 2010 World champions Spain in Russia. Enrique was later appointed the successor to Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked two days before their Russia 2018 opener after agreeing to become Real Madrid’s new manager.
“I like adrenalin so I love the prospect of playing England here at Wembley which is the perfect place,” Sky Sports quotes Luis Enrique as saying ahead of Spain’s clash with England.
” I know there will be difficulties and challenges but it is just great to be here. I’m looking forward to training tonight and I’m looking forward to playing in this unique and mythical football stadium.”
Sergio Ramos will lead Spain out at Wembley, and Enrique hopes he will be able to call upon the services of the Real Madrid stalwart for long into the future.
“He (Ramos) is the captain because he is the most capped player in our national team,” Enrique said.
He has of course got a great personality and a great presence on the pitch. You’ve all seen Ramos competing, he is just a fantastic player and he is a great player on and off the pitch.
“I’m delighted to have him and I hope he stays with us for many years and he keeps pushing his team-mates – on and off the pitch – to victory.”