MADRID (Reuters) – Spain coach Luis Enrique is assured in his potential to steer Spain to a second World Cup title this yr in Qatar, 12 years after their first victory.

After saying the 26-man World Cup squad on Friday, the previous Barcelona coach had no doubts about whether or not he was the appropriate individual for the job.

“How might you doubt your self? I am the most effective coach on the planet,” Luis Enrique stated at a press convention on Friday.

“If you must persuade your gamers, you must persuade your self… there isn’t any higher coach than me. I do know it isn’t true, however I imagine it. Do you will have any doubts? Nothing!”

Spain included Barça’s Ansu Fati, however introduced veterans akin to Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso and Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea to the World Cup. He was excluded from the 26 members of the Cup.

Luis Enrique, who led Spain to the European Championship semi-finals and Nations League last final yr with a crew with a median age of simply over 25, says it is well worth the threat.

Luis Enrique stated, “Once I determined to return to the nationwide crew, I had a transparent goal past the aspirations that the place creates: to return again to compete for the title of a fantastic match.

“On a private degree, I’m energized and blissful. I keep in mind my coaches and the way they went by way of it.

“Once I was a participant, I assumed the coach must be ignored. I assumed he ought to name me on the crew and go away me alone. Now I see it in another way.”

Spain resume coaching on Monday earlier than touring to Amman the following day to face Jordan in a pleasant earlier than dealing with Costa Rica of their World Cup opener on 23 November.

Germany and Japan will play in Group E.

Reporting by Fernando Kallas.Edited by Ken Ferris

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