The Spanish coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, had mixed feelings after Spain's draw against Germany in the World Cup in Qatar, "very satisfied" in general terms with his pupils but upset by the goal of the German tie in the final stretch after a "mistake out of the ball", unusual among the players of 'la roja'.
"If we look at the panorama in our group, the group of death, we would have all signed it before the World Cup. There is a loophole for the tie, which when I see the game tomorrow it will dissipate," explained the man from Gijón after a draw that They keep Spain in the lead with the last game of the group stage against Japan remaining. The Spanish team will be in the round of 16 as the first group if they beat the Japanese and will secure second place if they tie.
Those speculations could have been very different had Laporte not fumbled on Füllkrug's equalizing goal. "With the 1-0 they have gone for everything. We have not controlled and they have caught us in a way out. The mistake is in the way out of the ball, which we do not usually make. We try not to make mistakes, but football is a game of mistakes", analyzed Luis Enrique.
Before the bittersweet outcome for Spain, Morata opened the scoring and for many minutes 'la roja' played one on one against the team coached by Hansi Flick. With the tables, the nerves arrived before the German barrage attack. "We lacked freshness and finesse when we were winning. We lacked enough ground to defend in the opposite field with the ball. (...) I have seen a perhaps better first half. We lacked a bit of confidence to see what we could hurt," he resigned.
Despite the draw, Luis Enrique ended up happy with the performance of his players, always faithful to his idea of the game: "I like the attitude and the intention to go for the game, without speculating, it is something that characterizes Spain. Although we Regardless of the draw, we'll go to win in Japan. We are leaders, with maximum confidence in what we do and how we do it".