World Cup: Luis Enrique evaluates Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany.
World Cup: Luis Enrique assesses Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany.
The Group E match was fiercely contested, with huge stakes. Spain dominated possession and had their tails up following a blistering start to their campaign in Qatar, but they ran into a resurgent Germany squad.
After nearly going behind in the first half, Spain took the lead through substitute Alvaro Morata after an hour. They continued to dominate Germany, but a late stream of replacements restored Hansi Flick’s side’s lead.
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Like Morata, Germany’s replacement attacker Niclas Fullkrug equalized with seven minutes remaining, snatching them a point that might be essential to their chances of reaching the round of 16.
But, despite being conflicted about the result and suggesting his side should’ve seen out the victory, he remained positive: “You have to think that we are in the lead after two (match)days.”