The technology in football does not stop advancing in search of achieving the maximum possible performance of the players. The latest innovation in practices was the product of the Spanish team by implementing small walkie talkies that are hooked to the vest that normally holds the GPS to measure the kilometers traveled by the protagonists. With Luis Enrique as the main promoter of the idea, the preparation for the World Cup is a reality for the European team.
Before the start of activities on Tuesday, the technician explained the modality. “You are going to hear the voice of the mister here. I hope I don’t yell too much because I’m not used to seeing people from afar and speaking softly. But to give them orders and slogans regarding possible variations without leaving my throat. We tried it, I hope it will serve us a lot, that it can serve you. Some of you can even hear it, they don’t have to do anything and here dad will come out from behind, ”explained the coach before the eyes of the entire squad.
Next, the video showed a summary of Enrique’s instructions for some of those summoned such as Koke, Álvaro Morata, Gavi, Rodri, among others. La Furia prepares to face Switzerland on September 24 and Portugal on September 27 to close the group stage of the UEFA Nations League. With eight units, Spain remains at the top of Group A2 and dreams of defending the first place that will classify it to the semifinals of the competition.
In addition, they have agreed a friendly against Jordan on November 17 as the last step before participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar where they make up Group E along with Costa Rica, Germany and Japan. It will be the first World Cup as a coach for Luis Enrique after directing 181 games at FC Barcelona and assuming the national team in July 2018, a few weeks after the elimination of Spain in the round of 16 of Russia 2018 at the hands of the country organizer.
A few months ago the technical director was encouraged to give his candidates for the highest football event. “Argentina. I see it above the rest… And Brazil too. More than anything because then a Brazilian media will come and say ‘he has seen Argentina better than Brazil’. It doesn’t matter what you say, because it will be misrepresented. Argentina and Brazil, but way above the rest”, he blurted out.