Friday, September 22, 2023

De la Fuente assumes that he will always be questioned: “I have never had a quiet press conference”

The Spanish selection does not get out of a puddle to get into another. The last one practically bordering on hilarity. Spain landed in Tbilisi (Georgia) without a fundamental trunk in a soccer team. The box with the footballers’ boots was not there.

The Federation moved so that the players have the boots for the game, they must arrive at dawn, but the training had to be carried out with sneakers.

Therefore, the international they could not hit the ball due to the risk that this entailed and they limited themselves to physical exercises. One more setback for a Luis de la Fuente who does not win for disappointment.

He has barely been able to savor his success in the UEFA Nations League, which he was in charge of remembering: “Let no one forget the extremely important success we achieved”. In addition to hallucinating when he was questioned about whether he felt supported by the Federation in case of defeat, “And if we win 7-0? This is football”.

De la Fuente, always questioned

De la Fuente faces his fifth game on the bench and assumes with resignation that he will always be in the eye of the hurricane: “I have never had a quiet press conference. You start to get used to it. I don’t mind being pressured by football, I accept it naturally. I appeal to my responsibility, the first self-critic is me and with this I have to deal and fight, I say it with all due respect, it is normal”.

These were the only extra-sporting comments that De la Fuente allowed. He didn’t want to talk about the “Rubiales case” anymore. The tension was still palpable in the atmosphere. Even among the Georgian journalists who only got an answer from him on the thorny issue by appealing to the spirit of his team. “The prestige of Spanish football goes through this game. The commitment of the players makes me emotional”, he stressed.

The atmosphere was good, despite the fact that the players did not have their work tools @sefutbol

The mister solved the ballot as he could. Neither Vilda, nor Rubiales, nor the players’ statement...nothing was analyzed. Of the proper names he spoke of a player from his team, Lamine Yamal, and another who is not there, Sergio Ramos.

De Lamine said that “he already seemed very good to me on television, working with him you see more of his potential, he’s much better. Every day is more clarifying. He’s very important for us. He’s here on his own merits. He’s a great player. He is very young and we let the stages pass.

As for a hypothetical return of Ramos, he did not get wet in the least. His relationship deteriorated after informing him that she did not count on him and his return seems difficult or that he has signed for Sevilla. “I try to bring the best and here are the ones that I consider to be in the best conditions for these games”, was his reply.

Rodri and the Ballon d’Or

Rodri, one of the captains, was luckier. The press already knew that the City player would not talk about the statement or Jennifer Hermoso, so they directly avoided the questions.

Rodri, one of Spain’s captains, spoke in Georgia. @sefutbol

His most prominent response was when asked if he thought he could win the Ballon d’Or. He is on the list as the only Spanish candidate nominated. “It’s a pride to be on the list and represent Spanish football, winning the Ballon d’Or would be a dream. I know the players I’m fighting for, it’s a journalist’s decision and they will make the decision”,

Rodri added that “for me it was a very special season. I was involved in important moments in the achievement of some titles, for me it is already a dream to be on the list. I have teammates who also deserve it.”


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