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People are loving Luis Enrique's Twitch debut

James Aldred

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People are loving Luis Enrique's Twitch debut

Spain boss Luis Enrique delighted fans last night with a brilliant Twitch livestream, just days before his country get to work at The World Cup.

The ex-Barcelona head coach had promised to become a streamer during the tournament in Qatar, in an effort to reach out and connect with supporters back home.

And he didn't disappoint last night, fielding questions about a variety of different subjects, including expectations for the weeks ahead.

'I don't know if reaching the semi-finals in Qatar counts as a success,' Enrique told the thousands watching, as per reports from Marca.

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'It's a good result but it's not our aim.'

Having not got past the last 16 in the previous two World Cups, very few are predicting Spain to go far in the Middle East.

But with an attack boasting the likes of Alvaro Morata and Marco Asensio, you'd be foolish to write them off entirely, although Enrique was quick to stress that nothing at that end of the pitch was set in stone.

'Football is full of clichés,' he said. 'I'm going to demolish a false myth. We don't play with a false 9.

Enrique with the Spain players. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Enrique with the Spain players. (Image Credit: Alamy)

'We can play with Morata, Asensio or Olmo. They have to occupy the same area.

What happens is that the characteristics of each one are different. You can call what you want, but it's not a false 9.'

Enrique also made a brilliant comment about the huge audience watching online.

'106,000 of you are here,' he said.

'Since half say I'm their father, I don't know how I'm going to pay the weekly allowance!'

This is not the first time Enrique's taken an unusual approach to engaging with supporters and the media.

Luis Enrique and David de Gea in Spain training during Euro 2020.
Luis Enrique and David de Gea in Spain training during Euro 2020.

When asked about whether he'd make changes to his squad for their Euro 2020 match with Croatia, Enrique brilliantly flipped the question on its head and asked the journalist what he'd do in his shoes.

It was just one of many brilliant press conferences in the tournament, where Spain reached the semi-finals, losing to Italy on penalties.

Enrique's men's first match at Qatar 2022 is against Costa Rica on Wednesday.

Featured Image Credit: Twitch

Topics: Spain, Luis Enrique, Football World Cup

James Aldred
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