Spain goalkeeper Unai Simon has praised the influence of Luis Enrique as La Roja prepare for their Euro 2020 quarter-final with Switzerland.
Simon went from zero to hero as Spain prgressed through the Round of 16 with a 5-3 extra-time win ovr Croatia.
The Athletic Club goalkeeper allowed a pass-back to run underneath his foot, giving away the opening goal, but from that moment on, he was excellent, making a number of high-quality saves to help La Roja on their way.
And he is impressing just as much behind the scenes with Simon praising his boss during a press conference.
“He is the architect of it all, he has guided us on the way,” said the Athletic Club goalkeeper.
“The players have to be united with the staff. We are one and he has transmitted this from day one.”
He added: “Luis Enrique does not talk to me much on the pitch. In training, yes.”
Speaking about his error during the Croatia win, Simon continued: “The goal? It was bad control. I have watched it six or seven times and no, the sun didn’t bother me.