Luis Enrique after the elimination of Spain in front of Italy

LUIS ENRIQUE, PROUD IN SPITE OF THE 'KO'

Luis Enrique, surrendered to Pedri: "What he did in I didn't even see Iniesta"

Published:7/07/2021 - 08:40h

Updated:7/07/2021 - 08:40h

Luis Enrique spoke to the media after the elimination of Spain from the European Championship after falling to Italy on penalties. The coach was proud of all his players, but he especially surrendered to Pedri

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"The victory is more pleasant that the defeat, but think that all feel us proud of the Selection. We have won in experience and have been a team from beginning to end. The note that put him to the Selection is an excellent, a nine, because we have not arrived to the final. But all have been soberbios". These were the proud words of Luis Enrique after the Italy-Spain of this past Tuesday.

The Spanish selection fell deleted in the batch of penatis against the Italians, but this did not do that the seleccionador felt less proud of his. The Asturian left clear that his team has grown a lot in this tournament, especially the youngest. "Spain has grown. From it does several months come seeing to the youngsters go growing. My aim was to form a team further of the age of the players and of the origin, of his teams. And I think that the people this proud", aimed.

One of these youngsters to which refers is Pedri, that has been the big feeling of Spain in the Eurocopa. Luis Enrique, that almost has not given him rest in all the Euro, surrendered in front of him after his exhibition against Italy in the semifinals. "Somebody has fixed in the Eurocopa that has done a boy of 18 years like Pedri? No I have seen it to him neither to Iniesta, to gift Andrés Iniesta", insisted.

The Asturian technician also had time to praise to other players, as for example to Dani Elm, that was exultant in the 'semis' in spite of failing in the batch of penaltis, or Sergio Busquets, incredible all the tournament. "Dani Elm has played a party of book, incredible. And how forget of the vetaranos, of Busquets, of Koke, Thiago... We are a team and there is not doubt. There is base for the World-wide of Qatar", stood out.

On the other hand, it wanted to leave clear that the defeat forms part of the football and that all the footballers, especially the more youngsters, have to take this 'KO' like learning for future tournaments. "In the football it is necessary to know win and lose. The players are fastidiados because it is an opportunity that goes . To the boys it is necessary to teach them that it does not be necessary to cry for losing, that what it is necessary to do is to raise and follow", signalled.

Luis Enrique backed to all his players

Finally, it defended the election of the throwers in the batch in spite of the defeat, and wanted to leave clear that in the extention the one who more deserved win was Spain. "If there was a team that wanted to win has been Spain. Italy has looked for the against. They were worse that we physically. Afterwards, we have chosen to which saw more qualified and that did not concern for hitting or fail, that fails them the one who throws them. I am proud of them", finalised.

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