With how rich the Spanish language is and being the most widely practiced Spanish sport in a close fight with football, ranting about others is strange that the Anglo-Saxons were the creators of the word that best defines the individual who spends the day hating, it is say, the hater . Hater doesn't gel well, you have to admit the linguistic defeat. More was lost at Trafalgar.
Luis Enrique moves and a scandalous noise accompanies him like the cans tied to a newlywed car. They are his haters. Hate is a feeling inherent to the human being and we are not going here to defend that people do not have the right to take it for a walk from time to time for even therapeutic purposes, but the virulence of antipathy and the number of practitioners in the case of hate are surprising. selector. Because we would have to start there: hadn't we agreed that the coach belongs to everyone? Obviously not.
Why do those who hate him hate Luis Enrique so much? Trying to find the reasons, not to share them, surely there are several factors that come together. It is no coincidence that most haters (not all) are concentrated in the orbit of Real Madrid, not the mattress: Luis Aragonés, who was also a coach with little sympathy for white (Raúlgate), is the rustic prequel to the Asturian. Luis Enrique came to fall very badly when he changed Real Madrid for Barça and once there he openly denied his past.
Then there is his way of addressing the press. He does not make concessions with the media used to having them and let's say that he answers as he pleases. Sometimes he is borderline, why deny it, and he has a bad habit of putting the entire journalistic union in the same bag, which is unfair. Does that justify visceral hatred? Well, it doesn't seem. Perhaps it is difficult to bear not having any influence in a beach bar that was formerly held at least joint ownership.
In my beginnings following the information from Barça, while other footballers left through the back door, Luis Enrique left through the front after training sessions, so if you wanted something from him you had it at your disposal. He could bite, yes, but he didn't hide. With an overwhelming personality, a good friend of his told me about him that “he lives on another planet, he doesn't read or see or listen to anything that is said about him; he observes life from a place where very few can; he has suffered one of the worst things that can happen to you in life, he has gone through that hell, everything else seems trifles to him ”.
Luis Enrique, now a streamer because he felt like it and he has the freedom to do so, defined himself in Doha before the game against Germany in a very revealing way: "I feel more comfortable when there are problems and we have to solve them than when there are none. I'm such an asshole. When things are annoyed and there are difficulties, when they want to sink me, then my essence comes out, my Asturian vein, that's where I really am”.
With the controversy centered around the coach, his players, many of them young, play with the peace of mind of feeling protected by a practically unbreakable bumper. Without forgetting that Luis Enrique, as coach, is among the top three who lead the 32 teams participating in the World Cup in Qatar. And that has little discussion, no matter how much he is hated.