Gomez, Shaw start for England as De Gea keeps his place

Gomez, Shaw start for England as De Gea keeps his place

Gomez, Shaw start for England as De Gea keeps his place

Real Madrid midfielder Isco, however, said the team have taken to the coach's training methods as well as his quirky ideas off the pitch, which saw him take the players to an escape room on Wednesday, where participants have to break out of a locked room by completing puzzles.

Now, Luis Enrique is in charge but he won't have the likes of Andres Iniesta and David Silva to call upon after they both retired from global football.

England and Spain will kick off their UEFA Nations League campaigns at Wembley on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had taken over.

Ramos went on to lift the trophy for a third successive year as Madrid ran out 3-1 winners but found himself accused of setting out to deliberately injure Liverpool's key man. Jurgen Klopp specifically criticised the Spaniard's approach to the challenge as "ruthless" and "brutal".

He said, "I'm not really concerned about that".

Spain's Sergio Ramos during the press conference at the Wembley Stadium, London September 7, 2018.

"We have the same objective, which is to take this national team to a higher level. I hope he is with us a long time, for many years, pushing his team-mates to victory".

"I think he was one of the first managers to bring a psychologist into his full, first-team coaching staff", says Clotet.

Spain had been thriving under Lopetegui entering the World Cup, but the shocking coaching change culminated with the team's elimination against host Russian Federation in the tournament's round of 16.

The head coach refused to discuss any tactics ahead of the match against England, which finished fourth at this summer's World Cup, saying he did not want to give the opponent "any kind of clues".

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