Spain boss Luis Enrique is happy with the direction the team is heading, despite missing out on a place in the Nations League finals.
Spain boss Luis Enrique was left to rue an “undeserved” 3-2 defeat to Croatia in Zagreb as the hosts set up a Nations League decider with England.
England face Spain on Monday night hoping to exact revenge on the hosts for the Nations League defeat in September.
Cesar Azpilicueta believes Spain are in the perfect place to end England’s Nations League hopes.
Tom Lawrence insists Wales will suffer no lasting damage from a “kick in the teeth” against Spain.
Ryan Giggs promised Wales would improve after their Spanish lesson, even though Gareth Bale is set to be absent again for the Nations League trip to the Republic of Ireland.
Gareth Bale looks set to miss Wales’ Nations League clash with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin next Tuesday.
Spain manager Luis Enrique has defended the Nations League after Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp described it as “the most senseless competition in the world”.
Spain play Wales in a Cardiff friendly on Thursday.
Luis Enrique could not fault Spain’s attitude as they produced a superb display to thrash World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in Elche.
Harry Kane claimed the referee “bottled it” after England were robbed of the stoppage-time goal that would have prevented their UEFA Nations League opener ending in defeat to Spain.
Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has no regrets over his departure from the Spain job – and sees no reason why both club and country cannot enjoy a successful future.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has withdrawn from the Spain squad for the Nations League matches against England and Croatia, with Celta Vigo’s Iago Aspas coming in as a replacement.