“The players of the Spanish team are among the best in the world”


The national soccer coach, Luis de la Fuente, recognized the lack of fortune in the Euro 2024 draw with a Group B along with Croatia, Italy and Albania that, “surely”, is “one of the most difficult”, but He showed confidence in the quality of his players and the progression of his team.

“It will probably be, if not the most difficult, one of the most difficult. Knowing also that it is not a cliché, that here we have great teams, all the games are going to be complicated, but obviously, we see that it is a group that is going to demand of us apply ourselves with our best conditions and offer the best image,” he said in statements to TVE, reported by Europa Press.

The Riojan coach wanted to make special mention of Albania, so as not to forget that there is no small rival. “Let's not forget Albania, which finished first in the group ahead of the Czech Republic and Poland. No team would want to face Italy, regardless of the latest results, a great team with a great coach. We know them well, as well as Croatia, which has great results,” he said.

“We are fully convinced, we have to continue improving, that is the way. There are seven months left, a long way to go, we are already thinking about the game against Croatia, but about continuing to grow. We are optimistic because we have seen the growth of this team and the potential of these players from the Spanish team, who are among the best in the world, in my opinion,” he added.

On the other hand, De la Fuente referred to Gavi's recent injury to recognize that there can always be surprises and setbacks ahead of the Euro Cup. “Surely there will be something new, this injury to Gavi that is hurting us, let's hope there is no more, the good news is that there are always good players to replace those who have to be out for any reason,” he concluded.