Spain 4-0 Ukraine Three points and standout performances
Luis Enrique is happy in his belief that Spain have enough goals in all areas of the pitch to succeed without a prolific No.9.
La Roja put four past Ukraine on Sunday evening with Sergio Ramos scoring twice before both Ansu Fati and Ferran Torres scored their first international goals.
“We may not have a goalscoring No.9, but we have a lot of ways to get to goal,” Luis Enrique said after the match.
“Our top scorer is a defender.
“But I know that if the result had been bad, it would have been said that we don’t have a goalscorer.”
Sergio Ramos’ two goals made him international football’s highest scoring defender and the former Barcelona boss is looking forward to a successful spell of working with the Real Madrid captain.
“I hope he achieves a lot more with the national team,” Luis Enrique said.
“He’s a leader but with more than words. He is an example and that’s how he leads.
“Having Sergio Ramos [in a team] is very easy for a coach.”
Ansu Fati broke his own record on Sunday as he netted to become Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer and he made a good impression on his coach.
“I’m not worried, I’m sure his head won’t blow up, he’s a very humble guy,” the boss added.
“We know how to manage him.
“Even though I know him, he surprised me to do that [win a penalty] in the second minute].
“He’ll have some bad games, but his self-confidence isn’t normal.”