“It’ll be very very troublesome for us to win it”- Ex-Liverpool defender weighs up Euro probabilities

“It’s going to be very very difficult for us to win it”- Ex-Liverpool defender weighs up Euro chances

Because the countdown to Euro2020 continues, 101 sat down with ex-Liverpool and Spain left-back Jose Enrique to debate Spain’s possibilities of going all the best way this summer season.

Enrique, who spent 9 years in England taking part in for Newcastle United and Liverpool, appeared a number of occasions at youth stage for Spain, however by no means received the decision as much as the nationwide workforce correct. Nonetheless, the left-back did make over 100 appearances within the Premier League, in addition to successful the League Cup with Liverpool.

And we requested him how he felt his home-nation would fare on the upcoming match.

The Spaniard replied:

I’ve to be sincere? [Laughs]. To be sincere, I don’t know. Clearly they [Spain] are one of many favorite groups to win it. I actually hope they’ve a very good match and hopefully they win it clearly however I don’t know.

I’m not 100% with the squad that we’re taking. In the event you evaluate this squad with those we really received trophies with, you may’t evaluate one bit.

Clearly they’re nice gamers, we now have very excellent gamers on the workforce, but it surely’s going to be very very troublesome for us to win it. However hopefully I’m improper and we do”. 

“I don’t assume you may evaluate Xavis, Iniesta’s, Xabi Alonso’s to this group of gamers, they had been distinctive.” 

“I actually imagine we now have a very good workforce to combat towards anybody within the competitors, don’t get me improper. However, for instance, should you have a look at our squad and also you have a look at France’s squad sooner or later you assume “we don’t have an excessive amount of”. That’s the fact, however like I say, it’s soccer, and in soccer something can occur. However I feel that there are stronger groups and stronger squads on the match”

Spain have been drawn in a bunch with Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, and would be the favourites to progress as group winners, though they’re at present with out two gamers resulting from covid.

They start their match on Monday, taking up Sweden at Sevilla’s Estadio de la Cartuja.

You possibly can view the entire interview with Enrique on 101’s official Youtube channel, out there right here.

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