Luis Enrique hails 'marvellous' Spain after 6-0 Croatia rout

12 September, 2018, 15:46 | Author: Nicole Aguilar
  • Asensio could become one of Spain's greatest – Odriozola

However, the Asturian coach says Barca's Lionel Messi is still the best player in the world.

This defeat was Croatia's worst defeat in their global history, and came as a shock to the footballing world, just after their recent brilliant performance at the World Cup.

Marco Asensio was arguably the star of the show and scored his first worldwide goal on 33 minutes by capitalising on some sloppy midfield play to collect the ball 25 yards out and beat Lovre Kalinic with a left-footed rocket.

It is 16 years since Madrid had six players in the Spain team as happened against Croatia while Barcelona, whose players were the mainstay of the Spain side during their recent golden period had just Sergio Busquets starting.

However, Luis Enrique's charges drew first blood in the 24th minute through Saul Niguez, who headed home a cross from Dani Carvajal.

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That counted as one of four assists for Asensio on the night, with a more conventional one coming four minutes after the restart when he released Rodrigo who nutmegged Kalinic for his fourth goal in six starts for his country. I thought he had a good game, I saw him train well. He was also involved directly in the shot at the Croatian goal which resulted in an own goal by the Croatian goalkeeper.

What does it mean? Spain were in a confident mood after winning their first game under Luis Enrique 2-1 away to England in their Nations League opener on Saturday and once they scored the floodgates opened and Croatia were left chasing shadows.

La Roja now top Group four in League A with six points, followed by England and Croatia respectively. He's a key part of Luis Enrique's Spain team and has returned the confidence shown in him by his coach.

His first goal was emphatic and he deserved his second effort to go straight in, rather than deflect off the back of the keeper. This will be the team's first Nations League match.

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