European heavyweights Spain will looking for their seventh straight win over Malta when they will grace the National Stadium field in their second commitment from the Euro 2020 qualifications.
La Roja opened their campaign with a narrow 2-1 victory Norway which drew criticism about the lack of offensive prowess that this team has in its squad. Hence, the Spain national team, and also the journalists, are expecting that they could regain confidence with scoring as they face 182nd-ranked Malta.
The Times of Malta sports desk spoke to Mediaset Espana journalist Diego Miguel Fernandez about the expectations of Spain heading into this appointment while explaining what Luis Enrique has in mind for his team following 2018 World Cup fiasco.
Moreover, in this audio the journalist also discusses:
How close is Spain to return a dominant force in Europe: “I think the team is still in a process of rejuvenation, so I don’t think that we will be strong favourites come Euro 2020, if we qualify.”
How is Sergio Ramos perceived in Spain: “He is a massive leader. I think the problem is that whenever he does something, it is always in the news so that might influence the opinion about him – just to remember, he won over 20 trophies with Real Madrid.”
What does the 12-1 win of 1983 represent to you in Spain: “It was emotional for us, because after a long time we returned to challenge for a major tournament – in fact, we reached the final in the 1984 championship.