"It depends on specific moments of each game"
MADRID, 19 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The former soccer player for Real Madrid and the Spanish team Fernando Morientes sees that the "ceiling" of Luis Enrique's team in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should be reaching the semifinals, while acknowledging that the possibility of reaching the final "also exists", although he insists that becoming champion "is not easy at all".
"I would love for them to reach the ceiling of the semifinal. Being in the top four as they have done in the other two competitions with Luis Enrique, I think it would be interesting. Being able to win the World Cup from that position. I think the semifinal "It is already a tremendously important objective for any team. You have to go through the phases and it is true that it would be a great disappointment not to go through the groups, but anything reaching the semifinal would be a tremendous illusion for the fans", indicates the former player in an interview with Europa Press.
Although he does not rule out reaching the final, the man from Cáceres highlights the difficulty of the tournament and the conditions that have to be met to become champion. "The possibility of reaching the final also exists but we're talking about the World Championship, we're not talking about a tournament of plates in my town. That's where the best teams are, the best teams and it all depends on specific moments in each game ", it states.
"I think that anyone who is a little coherent and uses common sense knows that this is not easy at all. Can Spain win the World Cup? Of course, just as Argentina or Cameroon can, but many things have to happen, so hopefully and Spain do it well from the beginning, step by step and that they excite us with their football and their goals", he adds.
On Luis Enrique's squad list, the Spanish international praises the figure of the Asturian coach, his responsibility being to "get it right and wrong" with the players. "I am one of those who thinks that the coach is there to make decisions, otherwise they could put anyone. I am convinced that he would have made another list, you would have made another and in the end we would all have made a different list. In the end, the one who He has that responsibility to hit and miss is the coach, who knows a lot for that and is paid for that," he says.
Lastly, the ex-soccer player values the moment of the season in which the World Cup event takes place and the good form in which he believes the players will arrive. "Now the good part begins, they arrive at a good time, I can't give advice in that regard because I have never played a World Cup in the middle of the season, but it will be interesting because I think that at this point in the season the players arrive in their best versions," he acknowledges.
"It is not the same to arrive at the end of the season where gasoline begins to run out and energy is not the same, and especially with the issue of injuries, than to arrive in full physical condition and especially in the middle of a season that I think the players are fine," he says.