Luis de la Fuente is already the target of all the criticism in Spain. Since the technician appointed to take over from Luis Enrique is facing the same problem as his predecessor. That is to say, he still has no solution, a situation that the Spanish press has difficulty understanding. Only, in this situation, he has the support of Iker Casillas, the second most capped player in the history of La Roja.
The defeat of the Spanish team in Glasgow cost Luis de la Fuente his first criticism as a coach. Two goals from red devil Scott McTominay were enough for Scotland to beat Spain, who had not lost a European Championship qualifier since 2014 (2-1 to Slovakia), 2-0. And beyond a first half where, with 1-0 on the scoreboard, they had a couple of missed chances by Joselu.
The latter first ran into goalkeeper Gunn and then into the crossbar. In doing so, he left his team in a complicated situation, as La Roja left serious doubts at Hampden Park, a stadium in which Iker Casillas was a hero on May 15, 2002, a key player coming off the bench for Real Madrid to win their ninth Champions League.
Second most capped player in the history of La Roja (167), Iker Casillas who is a native of Móstoles, therefore called for calm after the defeat in Scotland to support Luis de la Fuente: “Saturday, Spain was the best. We were going to win our fourth European Championship. Nobody remembered Luis Enrique. Today, the coach is a wreck. Spain is a disaster. It does not qualify for the Euro. And we are just beginning … “, wrote on Twitter the man responsible for lifting the only World Cup to Spain’s credit in the sky of Johannesburg.
A reflection that goes in the same direction as the one made by Rodrigo Hernandez at the end of the game: “We do not want to start with doubts because we work, we try and we have done many things right. There were mistakes that penalized us, but it’s the work of all, collectively. We all win and we all lose. By working, we will improve, for sure, “said the captain of La Roja to Teledeporte.