Coach Luis Enrique admitted that Spain’s performances in the UEFA Nations League made their selection in the starting lineup more difficult and that the national team ended the tournament without regret after losing to France in Sunday final.
Spain, who beat European champion Italy in the semi-finals, lost their lead to fall 2-1 to the world champions in Milan.
And the Spain manager said at a press conference: “We beat the European champions and we were close to beating the world champions, so it’s good for the players and the team, and every times it gets harder to pick the starting XI and that’s good for us. ” It is important that the team does not change its style and its desire to win.
Mikel Oyarzabal gave Spain the lead in the 64th minute at San Siro Stadium, but France equalized two minutes later thanks to Karim Benzema, and Kylian Mbappe decided France’s victory in the 80th minute with a controversial goal.
Luis Enrique said: “We didn’t want for anything and it was painful to score moments after our lead because France were at their worst. What are we missing?” Nothing at all. We need to maintain our confidence in the coming months and focus on what we are doing
The Spanish players protested Mbappe’s goal, which the referee awarded after Spain defender Eric Garcia touched the ball to reach the French striker, who was in an offside position.
Luis Enrique added: “I don’t want to say anything, I’m not used to talking about the referees and I focus on what we do, I want to talk but I will not intervene in the game.” I have been a coach for over ten years and have never said anything bad about the referees, I focus on giving my best to my team and accepting to win and lose.