Not frankly excited by the closed-door resumption of the Bundesliga, Luis Enrique believes that games without spectators in the stands are of little interest, even if they can "help overcome confinement". A point of view summed up by a funny comparison.
The meaning of the formula. Asked on Wednesday about the closed door issue in football, Luis Enrique attempted an astonishing comparison. "Playing without an audience? It's sadder than dancing with your own sister. It's not beautiful. I watched German football, and it's lamentable. We hear insults, we lose the intimacy of good times … ", said the coach of La Roja during his stay on the Spanish program. Colgados del aro ("Basket Perches"), posted on YouTube.
"But you also have to understand that it is a business that generates a lot of money, and that, even if the show is far from being up to par when it is presented with people (in the stands), it can help overcome confinement. To start again to see football or basketball, it is interesting ", added the one who returned to his post in November 2019 in place of the current technician of Monaco, Robert Moreno. Instead of the players, Luis Enrique would have liked to "come back to play as soon as possible".
"I have zero fear"
"I have no fear. I was a little afraid for the elderly people whom I appreciate and who may suffer from this disease. But on a personal level, I have zero fear," assured the technician, while the coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 27,800 in Spain since its appearance in China at the end of 2019. He said that, for him, confinement passed quickly: "Before confinement, I had shingles for two weeks, and I remained weak. Now, I feel good. I had some physical discomfort due to inactivity, but luckily I can go to the garden and I have a home trainer. I created routines for myself, and the days passed quickly. I am learning English and watch the games of the selection to draw conclusions. "
Regarding the Euro moved to the summer of 2021, he explained that "uncertainty penalizes us all and scares us". "We are advancing day by day, he said. We are waiting for all activities to resume, football, because we do what we like most, and then we will start again with friendly matches. In theory , the squad should play friendlies in September, as always (Nations League matches against Germany and Ukraine, in reality). But the main thing is elsewhere now, so be patient. "