Luis Enrique’s Spanish revolution takes nerve-shredding step forward | Jonathan Wilson

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A breathless victory over Croatia retains Spain within the Euro 2020 reckoning however want for extra verticality is shredding nerves

Luis Enrique needs Spain to be extra vertical, however the issue with verticality is that it may possibly result in chaos. A minimum of with the sterility of possession there's a sense of management – and against Croatia on Monday night there was none of that. However it might be that a draining win that toyed with the feelings and demanded extraordinary character was a mandatory battle within the Luis Enrique revolution.

Not that there was a lot signal of that within the first half, which started within the conventional method. Cross, cross, move, miss. Move, cross, cross, miss. Then a twist: move, cross, move, absurd personal objective. Each time you assume Spain can’t probably wring any extra out of the identical previous joke, they discover a new degree of comedic haplessness.

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