Luis Enrique is violently attacked

Luis Enrique is violently attacked
Luis Enrique is violently attacked

This Wednesday, May 8, Luis Enrique celebrates his 54th birthday. The Spanish technician would have celebrated his birthday with qualification for the Champions League final. But there will be no icing on the cake for the former FC Barcelona coach. Last night, his team failed to gain the upper hand over Borussia Dortmund. A meeting which more or less resembled the first leg with a PSG which did not live up to the event and which cruelly lacked lucidity in the last gesture, and luck. The Germans responded collectively and won 1-0 as at Signal Iduna Park.

The rest after this ad

After the elimination of his team, Luis Enrique did not hide and assured that he was the only one responsible. Then he clarified: “we had 6 posts in the two matches, 31 shots, but no goals, it’s almost impossible to believe. It’s football, we made 3 “expected goals”, them 0.7, and they were the ones who scored. This is the high level. We accept it and we will try to get back up to prepare for the next one.” Because the Spaniard will be there next year listening to him. Moreover, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi got annoyed when a journalist asked him about the future of “Lucho”. For him, it is obvious that the Asturian will be there.

To read
Champions League winnings: PSG will pocket a huge jackpot!

Choices that have been singled out

The latter was able to impose his style and methods in Paris. But this was not always unanimous, particularly concerning his management of Kylian Mbappé. Last night, Luis Enrique tried things by aligning Gonçalo Ramos at the forefront of the attack and shifting KM7 to the left wing. A choice criticized, in particular by Samir Nasri. On the set of Channel Champions Club, the former OM believes that he should have started Bradley Barcola on the left and put Mbappé up front. He would then have brought in Gonçalo Ramos to take advantage of the opportunities at the end of the match.

The rest after this ad

In defense, the Parisian coach relied on Lucas Beraldo to compensate for the absence of Lucas Hernandez. But the Brazilian let go of Mats Hummels’ marking on the German goal. A choice that did not pay off for Luis Enrique, who was also slow to make changes (Barcola, Lee and Asensio entered). For all of his work, The Team gave him a score of 3 and clarified that his bets did not pay off and that “his team was never conquering.” For his part, The Parisian believes that his tactics were a little too academic.

Virulent criticism in France

But this is nothing compared to the criticisms made by Daniel Riolo, who, as we know, does not hold the Spaniard in his heart. On RMC Sporthe stated : “he gurued everyone’s brain. He was going to find the solution because it’s the gospel, because he comes down to Earth and he finds solutions. But Terzic, who is the local loser to most people, gave him two football lessons. Now we have the genius, we will continue with him for two years, and every week we will have genius ideas Gifi. I’ve had it up to here. We waxed Luis Enrique’s ass and pumps because he was such a genius.”

The rest after this ad

On France InfoBixente Lizarazu also scratched the Ile-de-France technician. “They totally lacked humility. Since the draw, they were certain that they would go to the final. (…) They really looked down on Borussia Dortmund. When you already lost 1-0 (…), he (Luis Enrique, editor’s note) said that the only word in French he knew was “we will win”. He showed off, at some point, it pays off. Before that match, it was said that the tactical genius was Luis Enrique. We clearly saw that this was not the case, since it was Edin Terzic who won this battle.

Spain is not kind to him

His management of Mbappé is also criticized: “Luis Enrique said he was a player like any other, at some point it pays both ways.” In Spain, we are of the same opinion. On the set ofEl Chiringuitoa journalist blurted out: “Luis Enrique has merit. He transformed Kylian Mbappé, one of the best players in the world, into a normal player. During a debate organized on Marcajournalist Javi Amaro also mentioned the case of the former coach of the Spanish national team and the captain of the Blues.

The rest after this ad

From February to today, Mbappé played two full matches, he pointed out, implying that Luis Enrique’s management was not the best. Present at his side, David Bernabéu, was cash. “If Xavi Hernández, with this team and theoretically the best player in the world, had not scored a goal against Borussia Dortmund, neither in the first leg nor in the return, he would be criticized from everywhere. PSG has had a plan to win the Champions League for many years. In France as in Spain, Luis Enrique was not spared.

Pub. THE 05/08/2024 1:02 p.m.
Update 08/05/2024 17:16

-

-

PREV Minnesota Timberwolves – Dallas Mavericks, NBA, live on 05-31-2024
NEXT The question of the day. Should the price of a packet of cigarettes be increased again to combat the harm caused by tobacco?