VIDEO SHOWS: SPAIN'S HEAD COACH LUIS ENRIQUE AT NEWS CONFERENCE AFTER 6-0 WIN OVER GERMANY IN THE UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE, COMMENTS BY LUIS ENRIQUE AND FORWARD, FERRAN TORRES AT NEWS CONFERENCE
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SHOWS: SEVILLE, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 17, 2020) (SPANISH FOOTBALL FEDERATION HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)
1. SPAIN HEAD COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE AT NEWS CONFERENCE
2. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION AT VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE
3. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPAIN HEAD COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, SAYING:
"Joy, it is very important for us to win a good match, a good game and for the effort of all the players. We are all very happy, and now we can enjoy it."
4. JOURNALIST ASKING LUIS ENRIQUE IF HE THOUGHT VICTORY IS THANKS TO ONE PLAYER IN PARTICULAR
5. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPAIN HEAD COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, SAYING:
"No, all 11, and with the three, four or five changes, I would say 16, and I would say 23, or even 26 with all of those who were summoned. This is the idea; I think that personalising the game to one player when all players played at a very high level would be unfair. To put pressure and beat a team like Germany is teamwork, in both attack and defence."
6. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION
7. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPAIN HEAD COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, SAYING:
"In this phase of the league there has not been a match that we didn't deserve to win. We tied a few, we won big against Ukraine and Germany, I think that in the match against Switzerland in Madrid we deserved much more. He scored 13 goals in 6 games, and we conceded three, those are the figures."
8. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION
9. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPAIN HEAD COACH, LUIS ENRIQUE, SAYING:
"Germany arrived for this game being the first in the group, without having lost a match, they used their best 11, we had doubts if they were going to take any risks; they put as their midfielders Toni Kroos, Leon Goretzka and Ilkay Gundogan. They put their strongest attackers like Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane and Timo Werner. They used their best players, this German team is only missing Joshua Kimmich, he didn't play today but the best 11 played. What could have affected their performance is that 10 of the 11 players had already played on Saturday."
10. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION
11. SPAIN FORWARD, FERRAN TORRES ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE
12. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) SPAIN FORWARD, FERRAN TORRES, SAYING:
"We know that Germany are one of the strongest teams in Europe and in the world, this is why they have won so many World Cups. They started the match in a spectacular way, we went out to eat the pitch and this was reflected in the game."
13. JOURNALIST ASKING QUESTION
STORY: Spain coach Luis Enrique paid tribute to every player in his squad after Tuesday's (November 17) incredible 6-0 win over Germany to reach the final four of the UEFA Nations League, which he said was just what they deserved for their efforts over the campaign.
"This victory belongs to every player, even those who didn't play," Luis Enrique told reporters after his side finished top of League A4 above Germany.
"It would be unfair to single anyone out because to do what we did, to press a team like Germany all over the pitch, you need every player from defence to attack to work hard."
Luck seemed to desert Spain in Saturday's 1-1 draw in Switzerland as they missed a slew of chances including two penalties, while they were unfortunate to lose 1-0 to Ukraine last month.
Yet everything clicked in an astonishing display against the 2014 World Cup winners, as midfielders Fabian Ruiz, Koke and Rodri dictated play and forward Ferran Torres bagged a hat-trick.
"We feel that we didn't deserve to lose a single game in this campaign. We scored 13 goals and only conceded three, the numbers speak for themselves.
"We feel immensely happy, this is a real boost for the players and we're going to enjoy this moment."
(Production: Miguel Gutierrez, May Ponzo)