Spain boss Luis Enrique has defended the talented youngster over his performances. Ansu Fati struggled to hit the ground running in the 1-0 win over Switzerland on Sunday.
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Ansu recently became Spain’s youngest ever goalscorer after scoring against Ukraine in a friendly. However, he failed to make any real impact against Switzerland. He failed to capitalise on two goal-scoring chances and also lost the ball a record seven times. To make things worse, he managed just one shot and created zero chances for this teammates.
Man-marking is always a problem for the forwards, for everyone,” Luis Enrique said on Monday as Spain prepare to face Ukraine. “Our goal is to create the greatest number of advantages for our attackers. After that, each game is how it is.
“Ansu is 17 years old, but he already knows what he’s going to find in matches. We have our model because it depends on the work of the whole team. Against Switzerland, it was a difficult game for everyone because of the strong and high pressing from them, but I think we solved things well.”
Enrique had to substitute Fati for Wolves winger Adama Traore who managed to make more of an impact than Fati. Spain are currently top of the group with Germany just two points behind. They now face Ukraine in their next match.