Spain boss Luis Enrique has jumped in defence of the UEFA Nations League after Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp described it as
Jurgen Klopp: "The boys unfortunately go away again now and have to play Nations League games - the most senseless competition in the world of football!"— UNILAD Sport (@UNILADFooty) October 9, 2018
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"The Nations League, for me, is a very attractive competition, a perfect competition," Enrique said at his pre-match conference for Thursday's friendly with Wales in Cardiff, as quoted by Daily Mail.
"It helps me to see my players compete with selections at our level.
Spain have won both their Nations League fixtures, against England and Croatia, respectively, and Enrique is hoping to rotate his squad ahead of the return leg against England.
"He who takes advantage of his opportunity and does well in training will have minutes," Enrique said.
"We've had a few training sessions, but only one where the level of intensity has been very high, as I want it.
Spain boss Luis Enrique brands UEFA Nations League ‘a perfect competition’ https://t.co/ELaK7NOc4P— Viajando Perdido (@viajandoperdido) October 10, 2018
"There are no points, but we are in a process where no match can be wasted. That is the message to the players," he concluded.