NEWS
Tuesday October 15 2019
Robert Moreno dedicates Spain's Euro 2020 qualification to Luis Enrique

Spain boss Robert Moreno has dedicated their Euro 2020 qualification to former manager Luis Enrique.

Former Barcelona boss Enrique announced that he would not be returning to the national team, following a six month hiatus for personal reasons, following the tragic death of his young daughter in September. 

After a late goal from Rodrigo Moreno confirmed their place at Euro 2020, with a 1-1 in draw in Sweden, Moreno was quick to remind fans of Enrique's role in their success.

"Tonight we dedicate our success to Luis Enrique and his family.

"His work with this team has put us in a very strong position, and we are grateful to him.

"I am also grateful to RFEF President Luis Rubiales for giving me the chance to manage this team."

Valencia's Moreno was the late hero in Solna, but the manager was happy with his side's overall performance in clinching qualification.

"We could have won in Norway, and secured qualification then.

"Tonight was a difficult game, and we had to work hard to find the result.

"I am happy with how we played, and content to confirm our place in Euro 2020.

"There will be hard work ahead, but we a moving in the right direction."

Spain will now face Malta and Romania in their remaining two Euro 2020 qualifiers, with two points needed to confirm themselves as Group F winners.

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