Two draws. By dominating his opponent, of course, with much higher xGs, but two draws. In Spain, the services of La Roja are struggling to pass. The Iberian media didn’t expect to see a flamboyant Roja nor a final title contender, but they hoped to at least celebrate wins and not find themselves waiting until the last game to qualify. The witch hunt has in any case started, and several elements of this Spanish team are the target of criticism this Sunday.
There is Luis Enrique, of course. If the list of the Spanish coach had already made a lot of talk before the Euro due to the absence of players like Nacho or Iago Aspas, some of his choices during the competition are worrying to the public and observers. His stubbornness for Morata – also strongly criticized – at the forefront of the attack for example, or the fact of aligning Marcos Llorente as a right-back, while he is a player who could bring much more to a more advanced position . “Luis Enrique, we’re not going anywhere like this”, title Marca, who did not appreciate the changes in the game of the former Barça, especially because he ended the game against the Poles without a professional striker when it was necessary to score.
Luis Enrique and Morata, but not only …
So the daily AS reveals the names of several players who lost points against Poland. Aymeric Laporte is cited, in particular because of his approximate markings on Robert Lewandowski. If he is not held solely responsible of course, he is compared to Sergio Ramos and Raul Albiol, who would probably have done better according to the media.
In the middle, Rodri is criticized because of his too neutral contribution and his lack of influence in the game, far from a Sergio Busquets of which he is called to be the natural replacement. The newspaper estimates that Pedri is not on the level physically and that Luis Enrique insists too much with him. Jordi Alba is also mentioned, although he was voted man of the match on Saturday night. See you on Wednesday evening for the final against Slovakia …