Former Spanish international Eloy Olaya, present at the World Cup in Mexico’86 and the Euro Cup in Germany’88, told EFE this Wednesday in Gijón that he is “optimistic” with the Spanish coach, Luis Enrique Martinez, of the one who sees that he has made “a risky and brave bet”.
“I am optimistic with the coach. The time has come to change a bit and there is a new breed of footballers that Spain has very interesting,” he said.
“Luis Enrique’s bet is risky and brave. He assumes that there are footballers with deep roots who are no longer there. And he opts for a team with hunger and enthusiasm, with a lot of youth and quality; and, above all, a lot of speed, which is very important, “Eloy, who played in the Real Sporting de Gijón and in the Valencia; and that in the Mexico World Cup, in which he participated in the historic win over Denmark (5-1), in Querétaro.
“I think Luis Enrique has promoted the generational change that at the moment it is necessary in the Selection “; affirmed the ex-forward of the Spanish selection. “He may have relieved many footballers at the same time, but I believe that circumstances force it, “said Eloy, born 56 years ago in Gijón.
“Hopefully everything goes well for this group in sport., which is a very young group that may lack experience. But for those who have plenty of hunger and enthusiasm, “he told Eloy.