Sergio Ramos dismisses latest bust-up with Mo Salah

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New Spain coach, Luis Enrique, says he will be making his debut as La Roja boss on an ideal ground when they face the Three Lions of England in their first game of the newly formed UEFA Nations League at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday feels.

That decision was reportedly opposed by numerous senior players in the Spain squad, including captain Sergio Ramos.

The strategy board game is said to have been one of the things the squad played during the World Cup.

"I will give you an answer", joked Ramos, to laughter, in reference to Isco's complaint that he wouldn't speak to Torres because of the way he's reported on the national team in the past.

With Luis Enrique now aiming to take them back to the top, we asked Spanish coach Pep Clotet, currently assistant manager to Garry Monk at Birmingham City, what to expect from his new-look side.

It's been a stark change to how things were conducted under Julen Lopetegui, the coach fired two days before the World Cup for accepting a job with Real Madrid without telling federation officials in advance.

That followed early exits in the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 European Championship. The team did win the group by goal difference but it was surprised in the round of 16 by Russian Federation.

Spain went on to endure a poor tournament in Russian Federation, only winning one group game before being knocked out on penalties by the hosts.

A year later Luis Enrique would be gone, after winning six of nine major trophies up for grabs, and yet he left the Camp Nou respected more than he was loved.

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.

Their last outing was their shock elimination from the World Cup to Russian Federation on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the last 16.

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