Spain boss Luis Enrique has actually protected Ansu Fati after he had a hard time to affect the 1-0 success over Switzerland in the Nations League.
The 17-year-old Barcelona winger, who is his nation’s youngest ever goalscorer, played 57 minutes in Madrid before being replaced by Wolves star Adama Traore.
Fati stopped working to capitalise on 2 excellent openings in the match, managing simply one shot and producing zero opportunities for team-mates.
He likewise failed to muster a cross and lost 4 of his seven duels as Switzerland’s 3-5-2 system proved tricky to break down.
with Silvan Widmer and Nico Elvedi offering difficult opposition down the Spain left.
” Man-marking is constantly an issue for the forwards, for everybody,” Luis Enrique stated on Monday as Spain prepare to deal with Ukraine.
” Our goal is to produce the best number of advantages for our attackers. After that, each game is how it is.
” Ansu is 17 years old, but he currently knows what he’s going to find in matches.
” We have our design due to the fact that it depends on the work of the whole team. Against Switzerland, it was a challenging match for everyone since of the strong and high pressing from them, however I believe we resolved things well.”
Spain’s attack was likewise annoyed in a 0-0 draw with Portugal last week, however defensively the 2010 world champions have looked impressive.
In a 15-game unbeaten run stretching back to November 2018, La Roja have yielded only 6 goals and kept 9 clean sheets.
Luis Enrique enjoys to see the likes of Pau Torres, Eric Garcia and Diego Llorente perform well in a battle for a starting spot and likewise believes the younger players can help captain Sergio Ramos enhance.
” Pau, Eric and Diego have actually succeeded, every one contributing in their place and trying to improve,” he stated.
” They have the ability to have fun with someone who is a standard, like Ramos, and they feel they can have fun with him, assist him and even remedy him. Leaders likewise understand they can find out new things.”