The Spanish soccer coach, Luis Enrique Martinez, said that it is “good news” that the FC Barcelona player Abdessamad Ezzalzouli, ‘Ez Abde’, has “chosen to play with Spain” after his refusal to play with Morocco because he is a footballer who has done “quite interesting” things.
“Is Abde? If you are Spanish you can come. He has chosen to play for the Spanish team and that is always good news. He has few participations at the high level, but what he has done is quite interesting”, he stated Luis Enrique in statements to Movistar.
The Spaniard, present in Riyadh for the Spanish Super Cup, welcomed the return of Dani Carvajal to the starting eleven and the more regular presence of Marco Asensio at Real Madrid. “All the players need continuity to be in the national team and the more they can be, the better, so I have more to choose from”, he added.
Asked about the future of the national team and the possibility of winning the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Gijón coach said “hopefully”. “If we continue this progression, it looks very good. We know that it is very difficult to predict what is going to happen, but I am very excited, I am happy with this group of 40 or 50 players who can come to the national team”, he indicated.
Finally, regarding the Super Cup duel between Real Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish coach assured that “inertia may play a role”. “They are trends, Madrid’s is more positive, with better results, and Barça is in a different situation, trying to recover players and take over the top positions in the table. It is a very attractive match“, he claimed.
“Ferran Torres is a new signing for the team, I know him perfectly and he is interesting. In the national team he gives us overflow by band, goal, and can occupy different attack positions. I imagine that is what Xavi is looking for for his Barça and players like him who have that capacity”, he finished Luis Enrique.
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