In Luis de la Fuente's calculations, being the absolute selector did not enter, perhaps "because he thought that Luis Enrique was going to continue", according to his own words.
The new coach has granted an interview to El Larguero by Manu Carreño in which he has addressed various issues, such as the style of play that he intends to promote in this new stage in the Spanish National Team or if Sergio Ramos will wear La Roja again.
“Spain's style of play is recognized abroad, that possession football - I don't like to call it tikitaka because it is sometimes used derogatorily - is very good but you have to give it depth, finishing, finishing.
I think we have to improve and change and give other nuances to football concepts", assured the new coach who wanted to be very respectful of his predecessor: "Luis Enrique's work is exceptional but as a new coach I want other nuances".
Spain was eliminated by Morocco in the round of 16 of Qatar 2022, after passing second in the group behind Japan, in a tournament in which the most brilliant moment of the Red was experienced in the 7-1 that scored Costa Rica in the Doha debut.