The data for Spain – Sweden go beyond the result shown by the Cartuja scoreboard: 75% possession, 86% effectiveness in the pass, 110 km traveled … With these data, it can be said that the Spanish team that directs Luis Enrique he is in a position to say that it was superior.
All this is sterile next to the statistics of shots and specifically shots on target: 17 shots, 5 between the three suits and 0 goals. Good fault of this data has it Alvaro Morata. It is hard for a player like him, who had already shown in the past that pressure does not help him, much less listen to the ‘runrun‘from the stands. And it is that the 12,517 spectators who went to the Cartuja were divided: whistles when it failed, and applause at the moment when Luis Enrique requested it.
All his teammates turned to Morata afterwards, but the reality is very stubborn: in the five games he has played in 2021 he has not scored a goal. As much affection as he is given, when Luis Enrique chose him ahead of Gerard Moreno (Spanish top scorer this season) it was because he trusted him, and because he believed he could score.
But he had several too clear occasions that he did not transform. TO Robin Olsen, substitute goalkeeper for Everton this year, turned him into the Golden Glove during the 65 minutes he was on the field thanks to the fact that he threw everything he had at the doll and what he did not, as a very clear chance after half an hour, he sent outside.
It is a cry: Should Luis Enrique change Morata for the next game? After the game, the coach did not get wet … but he did not rule it out. “I like to empower the players, especially when they suffer. The easy thing is to say ‘come on, get out’. But it is a debate that I will have with my staff. Morata is a player who gives me a lot and gives a lot. Throughout this week we will see, it will be forwards. We will see it on Saturday, “he told the radios.
On the other hand, in the ratio occasions-minutes, Gerard Moreno he had four very clear (especially two) in the barely 20 minutes he was on the field. According to the coach, it may be a solution to put them together, but in the Villarreal it is a pure ‘9’ and not an extreme to band as, as explained by the technician, they could combine both.
The debate is in the street and the decisions will be made by Luis Enrique. The Poland of Lewandowski They will not be as docile a rival in the face of goal as Sweden and there is not much room to fail again.