Luis Enrique: Spain performing nine out of 10

Spain boss Luis Enrique believes his side are performing ‘nine out of 10’ in training and matches ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Malta.

La Roja edged out Norway 2-1 on Saturday in the first game of the nation’s European Championships qualifiers, but does believe his side are being wasteful in front of goal.

“The other day (against Norway) we played better than when we beat Croatia 6-0,” Enrique told reporters, as cited by Reuters.

“There were some very good spells, very few errors, we pressed high and we won all the second balls.

“It was a nine out of 10 performance, the only reason it wasn't a 10 was we missed chances to score more.

“The debate about a lack of goals has reached me, but we have scored 19 goals in my seven games, that's 2.7 goals per game, and Barca have 2.6 and they are the top goal scorers in Spain.

“So for a team that apparently has a problem with goals, we're not doing too badly.”

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