Luis Enrique: “The nationalization of Paulista is good news for me”

Luis Enrique spoke at a press conference after it became known that Italy will be Spain’s rival in the semi-finals of the Nations League. The national team will face the host of the tournament on October 6 in Milan. Belgium and France will play the other semifinal in Turin and on the 10th the final will be played in San Siro.


«Italy is in a period of change beyond the topics that we can attribute to them. We have until October to study them and we will see exactly their strengths and weaknesses.

Favorite Italy?

«For me the best is Belgium and the second is France. They are first in the classification for their results.

Beat Germany

«The attack was very good and continues to improve. There is a long way to go. Thanks to the possession of the ball, the Germans suffered in defense. We also take advantage of strategy. It was a very complete match, but Germany remains one of the favorites at the next European Championship.

Gabriel Paulista

“I have not talked with him. His nationalization is good news for me as a coach. The more players I can choose, the better.

Loading on the calendar

“Before I avoided friendly matches and tried to make them important. I am delighted with the Nations League.


«I am not talking about private players. He is a player who can come to the national team ».

From Gea

“I have not talked with him. I am concerned about the relationship of the three goalkeepers in the concentration and it is being impeccable ».

Victory against Germany and a turning point

“I hope so. But we have always done the same. We have an identity but the road is very long and can be improved.


“Maradona for us has been unique, someone capable of winning a World Cup practically alone.”

The selection in Spain

“Surely there are many people in Barcelona who want to see the National Team, but I am not going to get into controversy.”