Spain attacker showing support for his coach

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England take on Spain in a Nations League game, in their first home match since returning from the World Cup in Russian Federation. Their talents are unique to them, there aren't many players like that, so I think the challenge for Luis Enrique is to create more of a collective - and make that collective play in a way that ensures they can cope without those big players.

The former FC Barcelona mentor will be in charge of his first match with the Spanish national team since the disappointment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, when La Furia Roja take on England in the UEFA Nations League.

Another aspect of Ramos' Madrid baggage in the spotlight this week is his relationship with new Spain head coach Luis Enrique, given their previous positions on either side of El Clasico's bitter divide. Enrique was later appointed the successor to Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked two days before their Russian Federation 2018 opener after agreeing to become Real Madrid's new manager.

Fernando Hierro was in temporary charge of 2010 World champions Spain in Russian Federation.

But the pair insist there is no bad blood between them as they work together for the first time, with Ramos keen to move Spain forward.

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"Of course, I didn't really know him personally".

New objective: "The fact that we have been a reference during the last decade means everyone knows the national team".

However, Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had take over.

"I'm delighted to have him and I hope he stays with us for many years and he keeps pushing his team-mates - on and off the pitch - to victory".

"He is a great leader in any situation, a person who drags in and out. We had to find clues and solve riddles", Isco told a news conference on Thursday. We try to evolve our model.

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