Luis Enrique had to step down following a disappointing World Cup campaign in Qatar, and Luis de la Fuente was promoted from under-21 coach to Spain national team coach.
Fuente has a lot of work to do next time. One of them is appointing a new captain, as Sergio Busquets has announced his retirement from international career after 13 years and 143 caps for the national team.
The 61-year-old coach has yet to announce who will be the new captain, but has identified the player he wants to replace Busquets as the mainstay of the squad.
With Busquet at the heart of Spain’s midfield at the World Cup, City’s Rodri was forced to play at centre-back alongside club team-mate Aymeric Laporte. However, with De la Fuente, the position of the former Atletico Madrid player is very clear: “I see Rodri as a midfielder. For me, he has always played as an ‘anchor’ of the team. Yes, in at centre-back, Rodri played well and could be used there, but i want specialization And for me, Rodri is a midfielder.”
Minh Tuan | 05:24 12/25/2022