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Luis Enrique Claims Spain Lost Individual Battles Against Sweden

By Amreen
Luis Enrique said his players lost too many individual battles against Sweden
Luis Enrique said his players lost too many individual battles against Sweden / Michael Campanella/Getty Images
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Luis Enrique admitted his Spain side lost too many individual battles after they were beaten by Sweden during their World Cup Qualifier on Thursday night.

Sweden came from behind to shock Spain and end their 66-game unbeaten run in World Cup qualifying and the national team coach bemoaned his side for not winning their battles, especially in midfield

"We have lost too many duels and they have generated more transitions", he said after the game, as quoted by Diario AS.

"We tried to change players and generate more danger.

"It was not a bad game, we had ambition and created many chances but we have lost many duels in midfield. And with the transitions they have done us a lot of damage. Right now Sweden are top of the group and we must react.'

The last team to beat Spain in World Cup qualifying was Sweden's Scandinavian rivals Denmark, who beat them 1-0 in 1993.

Spain have got just seven points from four qualifiers in 2021 with group leaders Sweden on the maximum nine points after three games.


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