“It’s going to be very very difficult for us to win it” – Ex-Liverpool defender weighs up Euro chances

As the countdown to Euro 2020 continues, 101 sat down with ex-Liverpool and Spain left-back Jose Enrique to discuss Spain’s chances of going all the way this summer.

Enrique, who spent nine years in England playing for Newcastle United and Liverpool, appeared several times at youth level for Spain, but never got the call up to the national team proper. However, the left-back did make over one hundred appearances in the Premier League, as well as winning the League Cup with Liverpool.

And we asked him how he feels his home nation will fare at the upcoming tournament.

The Spaniard replied:

“I have to be honest? [Laughs]. To be honest, I don’t know. Obviously they [Spain] are one of the favourite teams to win it. I really hope they have a good tournament and hopefully they win it obviously but I don’t know.” 

“I’m not 100% with the squad that we’re taking. If you compare this squad with the ones we actually won trophies with, you can’t compare one bit.” 

“Obviously they are great players, we have very very good players on the team, but it’s going to be very very difficult for us to win it. But hopefully I’m wrong and we do”. 

“I don’t think you can compare Xavis, Iniesta’s, Xabi Alonso’s to this group of players, they were unique.” 

“I really believe we have a good team to fight against anyone in the competition, don’t get me wrong. But, for example, if you look at our squad and you look at France’s squad at some point you think “we don’t have too much”. That’s the reality, but like I say, it’s football, and in football anything can happen. But I think that there are stronger teams and stronger squads at the tournament.”

Spain have been drawn in a group alongside Sweden, Poland and Slovakia, and will be the favourites to progress as group winners, although they are currently without two players due to covid.

La Roja begin their tournament on Monday, taking on Sweden at Sevilla’s Estadio de la Cartuja.

You can view the full interview with Enrique on 101’s official Youtube channel here.

Read more:

Former Liverpool defender aims jibe at Bruno Fernandes following Jota’s brace for Portugal

Ex-Liverpool boss explains how Reds can come back vs Real Madrid


This article was edited by
Conor Laird.

Liverpool betting odds, next game:

Liverpool Montevideo vs IA Sud America odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers

Liverpool Montevideo vs IA Sud America Result/Both teams score Yes No
Liverpool Montevideo 11/4 7/4
IA Sud America 9/1
Draw 15/4 17/2

Liverpool’s latest videos

Every Jordan Henderson assist at Liverpool... so far!


Every Jordan Henderson assist at Liverpool… so far!

Take a look at some of Jordan Henderson’s key moments during 10 years with…

2021-06-09T09:00:14Z

'Here's to you, Jordan Henderson' | A father's pride in the Liverpool captain


‘Here’s to you, Jordan Henderson’ | A father’s pride in the Liverpool captain

Watch as Jordan Henderson’s father Brian, pays tribute to his son, to commemorate the…

2021-06-08T19:01:48Z

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 38 51 86
2 Manchester United FC 38 29 74
3 Liverpool FC 38 26 69
4 Chelsea FC 38 22 67
5 Leicester City FC 38 18 66
6 West Ham United FC 38 15 65
7 Tottenham Hotspur FC 38 23 62
8 Arsenal FC 38 16 61
9 Leeds United 38 8 59
10 Everton FC 38 -1 59
11 Aston Villa FC 38 9 55
12 Newcastle United FC 38 -16 45
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 38 -16 45
14 Crystal Palace FC 38 -25 44
15 Southampton FC 38 -21 43
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 38 -6 41
17 Burnley FC 38 -22 39
18 Fulham FC 38 -26 28
19 West Bromwich Albion 38 -41 26
20 Sheffield United FC 38 -43 23
Player Team Goals
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 23
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 22
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 17
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 17
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 17
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 16
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 15
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 14
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 13
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 13
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 12
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 12
Wood, Chris Burnley FC 12
Iheanacho, Kelechi Leicester City FC 12
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 11
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 11
Pereira, Matheus West Bromwich Albion 11
Bale, Gareth Tottenham Hotspur FC 11
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 11
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 10

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here