The Spain coached by Luis Enrique debut at the Qatar World Cup was outstanding. In fact, their win versus Costa Rica has broken several records, such as being the victory with the most scored goals ever for the Spain National Team in the World Cups.
The performance from Spain was excellent and so far they have been the team that have displayed the best football within the 32 participants in this World Cup.
But in this article I want to focus on the leader and key piece of the project, Luis Enrique Martínez. He has been the coach for the last four years and up to the last two weeks, he had a similar quantity of both defenders and detractors (where the most part of the Spanish national media is).
He was totally aware of the importance of uniting the country towards the World Cup, specially the young people, which is why he decided to open up his own Twitch channel so he could get closer to the fans and tell them himself everything that takes place inside the Spanish camp at the World Cup.
In just a week he has managed to change the situation and now he is one of the most appreciated people, specially on the social media. Yes indeed, for the Spanish media he keeps being the enemy, as even some journalists from the most important media do not even celebrate the goals from Spain.
Overall, Luis Enrique has done whatever he has wanted to, as he has always done in the most decisions of his life. He is the kind of person who does not really care about other’s opinions. You either love him or hate him. There is no midpoint.
He has certainly managed to bring back the excitement that was divided right before the start of the World Cup between those who supported the national team and those who did not. And that is something very meritorious.
Translated by Guillermo Bermejo.
Main image: @SEFutbol.