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UEfa National League - Spain vs Switzerland

The two wounded face to face... an exciting battle awaits between Spain and Switzerland


After his frustrating start in the third edition of the European Nations League with two positive successive draws against Portugal and then the Czech Republic, Spain will not be on a picnic when Thursday will visit its Swiss counterpart, who is also looking for rehabilitation after two consecutive losses, and he has no alternative but to win the province. His chances of qualifying for the next round.


Luis Enrique is confident in the ability of his men to win after the frustration that tied them all after facing the Czech Republic, not only because of losing two new points with a deadly draw in the last moments (2-2), but also because of the bad image in which the runner-up of the last edition appeared, as Enrique himself admitted during a conference Reporter after the match.


There is no doubt that what troubled Enrique the most in Thursday's match is the defensive doubts that appeared in the two matches against Portugal, and then the Czech Republic, which almost lost "La Roja" three points against the Czech Republic, had it not been for the goal of Athletic Bilbao defender Inigo Martinez, in the last moments.


The next opponent of the Spaniards in the group will be the Swiss team, which will not be an easy hit in the mouth of the "Matador", away from its bad start in the group with two consecutive losses against the Czech Republic and then Portugal (2-1) and (4-0) respectively, especially given that Their last match was in the last European Championship (Euro 2020) last summer, which the Spaniards won with great difficulty on penalties.


In Thursday's match, Enrique will miss the leadership of Manchester City defender Emeric Laporte, as well as the abilities to promise Pedri to keep the ball in the middle, in addition to the experience of Thiago Alcantara, whose muscle injury at the beginning of the current camp confused the accounts.


The former Barcelona coach did not find what he wanted in the first two matches, especially with a group of players in a state of mental "exhaustion" after a long season with their clubs.


From this standpoint, Enrique is expected to make a number of changes, with the exception of the promising star Gavi, who became the youngest player to score in the national team's shirt, and Marco Asensio, who starred in his first appearance after a long absence from the national team.


The coach will have to choose between continuing to give Jaffe the opportunity for the third match in a row, as well as Asensio, with the return of attacking duo Ferran Torres and Alvaro Morata.