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Spain: Manager Luis Enrique Bans Board Games and PlayStation

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Eugene Bates | 08 September, 2018, 18:34

However, while attention has been focused on the role in between the sticks, Enrique feels the more pressing issue at hand is taking Spain to the next level beyond the widely known "tiki-taka" style of play which hindered their performances in Russian Federation. "I expect him to keep the passing style, with lots of playing through the lines, but like at Barcelona, I think he will be a little bit more pragmatic when it comes to his tactics".

They face Spain in the first match of the new competition; the Nations League, a tournament that has left even the players bemused.

They endured a nightmare World cup campaign when they were knocked out by unfancied hosts Russian Federation after Spain coach Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the tournament.

He has to step up to help Spain start a new era.

Some have suggested that Spain boss Enrique should make a change in his side.

Real Madrid midfielder Isco, however, said the team have taken to the coach's training methods as well as his quirky ideas off the pitch, which saw him take the players to an escape room yesterday, where participants have to break out of a locked room by completing puzzles. I act based on the team's needs.

New objective: "The fact that we have been a reference during the last decade means everyone knows the national team".

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had taken over. "Luis Enrique will now hope to do the same thing".

After the disappointment of the World Cup and with a number of key players no longer present in the dressing room, Luis Enrique will look to Valdes to help foster a strong team spirit and a winning mentality.

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