The Spanish coach, Luis Enrique Martínez, will not lead the second qualifying match to the Eurocopa 2020, in Valletta against malt, for "family reasons of greater cause", as reported by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).
The second coach of the Spanish national team, Robert Moreno, will take the command at the Ta'Qali National Stadium after Luis Enrique has to be absent tonight "for reasons of force majeure".
The RFEF asks for "discretion" and "respect" for the privacy of the Spanish coach, who in Malta faced the eighth game since his arrival to the post.
?? OFFICIAL | We report the absence of our coach Luis Enrique Martinez in the game tonight for family reasons of force majeure. We ask for discretion and respect for your privacy.
The second coach, Robert Moreno, will lead the team tonight
– RFEF (@rfef) March 26, 2019
Ramos shows support to Luis Enrique and promises a triumph
Sergio Ramos, captain of the Spanish team, regretted the news that has made coach Luis Enrique Martinez leave the concentration in Valletta and miss the match against Malta, and showed the support of the group and the desire to dedicate a victory to his family.
Mister, we are very sorry for the news. We hope everything goes as well as possible. Know that the team is with you to death and today will face to get a good victory. The family is sacred. We will win also for you. A lot of strength and courage. Hug.
– Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) March 26, 2019
"Mister, we are very sorry for the news", Sergio Ramos wrote on his official Twitter account. "We hope that everything comes out the best possible, that you know that the team is with you to death and today will face to get a good victory. The family is sacred. We will win also for you. A lot of strength and courage. Strong hug, "he added, expressing himself as captain and on behalf of all the Spanish internationals.