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Luis Enrique tells Ferran Torres he 'wouldn't set foot on a football pitch again' if he did baby celebration

Josh Lawless

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Luis Enrique tells Ferran Torres he 'wouldn't set foot on a football pitch again' if he did baby celebration

Spain manager Luis Enrique has told Ferran Torres he will not "set foot on a football pitch again" if he celebrated with a baby finger in the mouth gesture.

Torres, who struck twice in Spain's 7-0 thrashing of Costa Rica, is dating Enrique's daughter Sira Martinez.

The couple announced their relationship in January and Torres dedicated his two goals on Wednesday to his girlfriend, who was in attendance at Al Thumama Stadium.

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Torres and Enrique would appear to have a positive relationship - both working and family wise - but the gaffer is not ready to be a grandad anytime soon.

The former Barcelona boss was asked how he would react if Torres scored and celebrated by hinting at becoming a father.

And he issued quite the warning to his potential son-in-law, telling Torres, "I would replace him in that moment, put him on the stands, and he wouldn't set foot on a football pitch again"

Prior to the 7-0 thrashing in Doha, Enrique was asked which member of Spain's 26-man squad he is most similar to.

To avoid the wrath of his daughter, he picked Torres without any hesitation.

“That’s very easy: it’s Mr Ferran Torres. Otherwise, my daughter will come after me and chop off my head,” Enrique said.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Enrique might strike you as someone who could be difficult to impress but former Manchester City striker Torres has spoken fondly of Enrique before and said that the ex Real Madrid man was like a “father” to him.

“I only have words of thanks. I consider him my father, he is like our father,” he explained.

“Since I have come to the national team, he has welcomed me in a spectacular way, he has given me all his confidence.

“This is what any player would want.”

Enrique has been documenting his World Cup experience on Twitch after recently setting up a Twitch channel.

A recent live broadcast saw him talk about his players having sex before matches as long as it wasn't "an orgy".

Torres and Spain are back in action with a huge clash against Germany on Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Ferran Torres

Topics: Luis Enrique, Spain, Football World Cup, Ferran Torres

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