MX23RW : Friday, August 17 07:25:34

Fernando Torres calls for Spain unity under new coach Luis Enrique

Torres calls for Spain unity under Enrique
© Reuters
Sagan Tosu striker Fernando Torres is eager to see unity in the Spain squad as new head coach Luis Enrique prepares to take the reins.

Sagan Tosu striker Fernando Torres has called for unity in the Spain squad as Luis Enrique prepares to take the reins.

La Roja's World Cup preparations were thrown into disarray when manager Julen Lopetegui was sacked the day before the tournament began after he agreed to become the new Real Madrid boss.

Although Spain went on to win their group under interim manager Fernando Hierro, they were knocked out in the last 16 after losing to hosts Russia on penalties.

"About Luis Enrique, I wish him the best of luck," the 2010 World Cup winner told Sky Sports News.

"Star names are not the most important thing in the national squad of Spain. What we need is to be united.

"Before 2008, there were many difficulties and we had many critics. It was a wake-up call to be united [to be successful] I think that this is something that has been lost.

"I'm well aware of that recent League level and the players levels will result in good things and if all of us want to win, we will be able to do so."

Spain return to action in the UEFA Nations League against England in September.

Share this article now:
Luis Enrique in charge of Barcelona on May 27, 2017
Read Next:
Enrique to be named new Spain boss?
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account