After simply defeating Jordan 3-1 of their ultimate pre-tournament exhibition sport, Luis Enrique needs his Spain group to advance all the best way to the World Cup ultimate in Qatar.
Ansu Fati gave Spain the lead within the thirteenth minute, and Gavi and Nico Williams added targets within the second half to seal the victory. Jordan did rating a late comfort aim for Spain, giving them eight victories of their final 11 video games.
Since profitable the World Cup in 2010, Spain has by no means superior previous the spherical of 16, however Luis Enrique has the December 18 championship match firmly in his sights.
“We’re seventh within the FIFA rating,” he instructed reporters at his post-match press convention. “Our aim is to play seven video games in Qatar.
“I’ve seen the group play effectively [against Jordan], even when it was not the most effective time to play so near the World Cup.
“I believe we’ve got performed a very good sport. The outcome was the least vital at this time, nevertheless it’s all the time higher to win.”
What Luis Enrique has to say about Fati, others
After the sport, Luis Enrique gushed about Fati and Marco Asensio, who each performed key roles within the victory.
“It’s nice information. He [Fati] has an important relationship with the aim,” the top coach added. “He [Asensio] has been at one other stage, glorious.
“He has performed as a false 9 participant, and really effectively. With that perspective, with the standard he has, he can play wherever.”