Posté le: Sam 15 Sep - 08:22 (2018) Sujet du message: Saul Niguez and Luis Enrique's impact on Spain's new era
Spain made an impressive start to their new era under Luis Enrique during the international break as they rebuild after sbothai World Cup disappointment. La Roja, who were knocked out in the last 16 in Russia, beat England at Wembley and thrashed sbothai World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in former Barcelona manager Enrique's first two games in charge. Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live's Football Daily podcast, was impressed and says Spain are now properly utilising a player who could become "the top midfielder in Europe". Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez scored in both of Spain's Nations League wins in sbothaia new-look midfield following the retirements of Andres Iniesta and David Silva. The 23-year-old started both games despite being an unused substitute throughout the World Cup. Balague said Saul has "everything" and can play in a "Simone style", an aggressive pressing style employed by his club manager Diego Simeone, as well as a "Barcelona style with quality in his passes". "We have never had a midfielder like this," Balague said. "Finally people have realised the talent that this man has.