Luis Enrique after Spain’s 1-1 draw against Germany sang praises of the Barcelona duo Busquets and Alba claiming they are still performing at the highest level. Alba and Busquets are in incredible form at the World Cup, the former even managed three assists combined in the first two games. However, Enrique claims the duo has faced a lot of criticism while playing for Barcelona in recent times.
Even though Spain managed an easy and dominating victory over Costa Rica, they couldn’t outclass the Germans as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Nevertheless, Jordi Alba made a contribution by assisting Morata while Busquets did a good job holding the midfield and keeping possession. That didn’t stop the criticisms circulating around them which have been pointed out by Enrique.
WHAT ENRIQUE SAID ABOUT BUSQUETS AND ALBA
According to a report from SPORT, Enrique has pointed out the criticisms being thrown at the Barca duo. He said:
“Alba is a player at the highest level like Busquets, there is a campaign against them and that’s normal because people are tired of veterans. I bring them to the national team because they are amazing players. Alba is the best full-back in the world in the final third of the field.”
“Alba is like Busquets, they’ve been trying to force him out for many years. I hope we can convince him to continue and play another World Cup.”
Enrique has pointed out there was a need of experience in the youthful Spanish squad and Busquets and Alba are the perfect ones to fulfill that need. Their performances are always on the highest level with their national team and Enrique will like to extend their career with the national team.
Even though Busquets and Alba are tipped to play even more for their national team, Busquets’ club career seems to end, and is supposed to move out this summer. While Jordi Alba will like to extend his contract with the Catalans, Barca might let him go next summer as well.
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