MADRID, NNC – Spain's new coach, Luis Enrique still entrusts his number one goalkeeper to David de Gea.
De Gea’s Bad performances in the 2018 World Cup did not affect Enrique’s confidence in the Manchester United goalkeeper from protecting La Roja’s goal.
De Gea had a lot of criticism while performing in Russia. He was noted to have only made one save and conceded six goals in four matches. Spain’s journey was finally stopped in the last 16 after being eliminated by Russia on penalties.
This season, De Gea appeared only mediocre with MU. The goalkeeper from Atletico Madrid has only had a clean sheet in four matches in United's Premier League, and has conceded seven goals.
De Gea's position is currently threatened by the young goalkeeper, Kepa Arizzabalaga who began to get a name after Chelsea brought him to the Premier League earlier this season. However, Enrique apparently still believes in De Gea who is already full of experiences in the English League with MU. De Gea will guard the Spanish goal against England and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.
"I don't know what will happen in the future, but that is a position where I have no doubt. Never," Enrique said as quoted by ESPNFC.
Enrique admitted that his biggest challenge as a Spanish coach was not choosing a player, but changing the style of the game.
"The fact is that we have become a reference for more than a decade, so every team knows our style of play," continued the former Barcelona and AS Roma coach.