Luis Enrique has defended Alvaro Morata following the Spain striker’s two pricey misses in Monday night time’s goalless Euro 2020 draw with Sweden.
Spain boss Enrique insisted on-loan Juventus hitman Morata had a “nice recreation” regardless of spurning two gilt-edged possibilities in Seville.
Marcus Berg missed a serious opening for Sweden too, however Spain dominated all through, making an attempt 954 passes to the Swedes’ 174.
Enrique wouldn’t be drawn on Sweden’s containment techniques, earlier than insisting Spain haven’t any want to fret about their possibilities of progressing from Group E.
‘Morata had an awesome recreation’
“I feel Alvaro had an awesome recreation,” stated Enrique. “In fact all of us need to take our possibilities, however different gamers had possibilities too.
“I feel he is used to it, however after all we need to see that help from the followers.
“That is soccer although, it could have been good to dedicate a win to the followers as a result of they had been incredible for a lot of the recreation at present.
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“We’re going to analyse this recreation intimately as we all the time do. However on this case I feel it is actually clear, we have all seen what occurred this night so there’s actually not an excessive amount of to enter.
“We had been by far the higher workforce. The opposition tried to hold again, we utterly managed the sport and tried to create as many possibilities as doable.
“We had adequate possibilities to win the sport. What went improper? It is the very fact we did not take these possibilities.
“It’s extremely clear and all of us noticed it.”
Luis Enrique: We had been unfortunate to attract
Requested about Sweden’s defensive method, Enrique continued: “I haven’t got a lot of an opinion.
“The coach determined how he wished to play, and that is utterly proper after all. At occasions you may make that call and the opposite workforce can outdo you.
“They performed the way in which they often do towards us with two strikers.
“We solely allowed them to have one or two possibilities, whereas we made the adequate variety of possibilities to win the sport.
“However I actually do not have an opinion on that, that is a query for Mr Andersson not me.
“I feel we had been unfortunate to attract tonight. We had way more possibilities – that is soccer and we’re conscious of that.
“We nonetheless aspire to profitable the group. If not we’ll intention for second and if we won’t try this we’ll attempt to be the most effective third-placed groups.”
Andersson happy with Sweden efficiency
Sweden boss Janne Andersson was left annoyed to find striker Marcus Berg had been abused on social media for his large missed alternative in entrance of purpose.
Requested for his opinion on Berg receiving on-line criticism, Andersson replied: “Are you joking? You are joking once you’re telling me this.
“You are saying that as a result of he missed an enormous likelihood that persons are sending him threats?
“Are folks being unfavourable? Effectively I do not assume you might be unfavourable in direction of a participant who labored his socks off on the pitch.
“Marcus Berg most likely had probably the most harmful likelihood of the match.
“However general I can’t be something aside from happy, as a result of we performed rather well and we’re creating good tactical flexibility.
“I feel we might actually have misplaced the sport however we might even have received the sport. We had some possibilities additionally.
“Away from residence in Spain I feel they put in a incredible efficiency. Spain are brutal with the ball.”