Luis Enrique said he had doubts regarding whether 17 year-old Gavi would perform in front of 50,000 fans at the Estadio La Cartuja as Spain faced Sweden in the decisive final match of their 2022 World Cup qualifying group. The FC Barcelona midfielder then had a great game as Luis Enrique’s team won 1-0.
Luis Enrique: 'Gavi is the future and present of the national team'
Aged 17, Gavi became the youngest debutant in the history of the Spanish national team as they beat Italy 2-1 in San Siro in the UEFA Nations League semi-finals. Luis Enrique praised the performance of the FC Barcelona midfielder, saying he is not just the future but also the ...read more
Luis Enrique explains call up of 17-year-old Gavi
Luis Enrique spoke about his decision to call up 17-year-old FC Barcelona midfielder Pablo Martín Páez Gavira, known as Gavi, for the UEFA Nations League finals. Spain will face Italy in the semi-finals. Gavi could become the youngest debutant in the history of the Spanish ...read more
Luis Enrique reacts to Xavi’s return to FC Barcelona
Luis Enrique wished Xavi Hernández 'the best of luck' as FC Barcelona manager. The Spanish national team head coach, who managed Xavi during his time at Barça, was asked if he would give him any advice, to what Luis Enrique replied that Xavi has had more experience in that ...read more
Luis Enrique admits Marcos Alonso’s omission is his 'unfairest' decision
Luis Enrique that he really struggled to make a decision regarding the left-back position for Spain’s squad ahead of their 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Sweden. He called up Jordi Alba and José Gayà, but admitted that Marcos Alonso’s omission 'is a bit unfair' ...read more
Luis Enrique: 'I would love to see Guardiola as Spain coach'
Luis Enrique was asked if he would like to see Pep Guardiola coaching Spain, following quotes from the current Manchester City manager regarding his intentions of moving into international football in the future. Luis Enrique was also asked if it bothers him when club managers ...read more
Luis Enrique responds to Manchester United rumours
The Spanish national team manager Luis Enrique addressed the rumours that say he would be leaving Spain before the World Cup to join Manchester United. ...read more