UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE: Spain Coach Luis Enrique Reacts To Ramos’ Blunder

Spanish coach Luis Enrique has reacted to Sergio Ramos’ two penalties against Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday night.

Spain need a late draw to avoid a second consecutive defeat in the tournament after the 1-0 loss to Ukraine. Spain received penalties twice both times against Switzerland, but Ramos, who is making a record appearance in European competition, was inaccurate with his shots.

Enrique said that Ramos’ two penalty errors would not affect his captain. “Sergio’s numbers when taking penalties are available to few players. If we had a third or fourth penalty, he would have committed them too, ”he said. “He had scored his last 25, but football has moments like this.”

Ramos, the number one in penalty shootouts for Real Madrid and Spain, despite being a defender, has been imperious from the post in recent years, and his latest failure was when he hit the crossbar in Madrid’s 3-3 loss. 2 against Sevilla in May 2018..

He has confessed to enjoying the high-risk situation of a penalty, scoring a series of crucial shots from the spot in Real’s race to the First League title last season, as well as scoring from the spot in the 3-1 win. 1 last month in Barcelona.

But he finally found his match in Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer, who guessed the correct way to stop Ramos’ first penalty early in the second half and then refused to be fooled by the Spaniard’s’ Panenka ‘routine, how well he did. it has worked in the past.

“It is a real shame that Ramos has missed penalties because he is usually very good,” said Spanish forward Dani Olmo.

“But he is very strong mentally and I am sure that the next time he takes a penalty he will score.”

Spain will host Germany in their next UEFA Nations League game on Tuesday.

source: – fcnaija