‘She’ll come after me and cut my head off’: Luis Enrique jokes that he has to start Ferran Torres at the World Cup or face the consequences of his daughter (who is dating the Spanish striker!)
- Spain coach Luis Enrique says ‘he has to choose Ferran Torres at the World Cup’
- The 22-year-old is currently dating Enrique’s daughter, Sira Martinez
- Enrique says his daughter will ‘cut his head off if he doesn’t choose Torres’
- Spain will face Costa Rica later this week in their World Cup opener
Spain coach Luis Enrique has joked that he ‘maybe should go for’ Ferran Torres in the World Cup or his daughter Sira Martinez could ‘cut his head off’.
The 22-year-old winger announced his relationship with Enrique’s daughter earlier this year, before moving from Manchester City to Barcelona.
He has now been called up to Spain’s squad for the Qatar World Cup, having excelled at Camp Nou this season scoring 12 goals in 44 games.
Luis Enrique (right) joked that he will have to play Ferran Torres (left) at the world cup
He joked that if he didn’t, ‘my daughter (Sira Martinez, pictured) will chop off my head’
And when asked who in the Spain squad could be the player most similar to Enrique, the boss replied: “It’s very easy – it’s Mr Ferran Torres – otherwise my daughter come after me and cut off my head.”
Torres’ girlfriend Martinez is a professional jumper at Barcelona, but when asked if there was any pressure on him to play for his girlfriend’s father, the 22-year-old said. answered: “Not at all.”
“I think the coach and I know the difference between when it’s family and when we’re manager and player.
“I think we have to continue in a natural way, just that and we get on well.”
Torres (2nd L) has been called up to the Spanish selection for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The team landed in Doha on Friday and will play their first match against Costa Rica on Wednesday
The winger has also made nine appearances for the national team this season, scoring once and will likely play a role when Spain take on Costa Rica on Wednesday.
Spain will also face Germany and Japan in a tough group they will have to fight to emerge victorious.
Interestingly, Spain have one of the youngest squads in the World Cup, with an average age of 26.1, with young stars like Gavi and Ansu Fati bringing new energy to the roster. Redfury.
Torres (right) has featured for Barcelona this season scoring 12 times in 44 appearances
But while young, Torres admitted their focus is on beating Costa Rica and progressing in the World Cup.
“When you play against a closed team, it’s always more difficult,” he said. “They (Costa Rica) play very compactly. It is going to be difficult.
“We are a team with a lot ahead of us, we are very young.
“Young people, we are very hungry, very ambitious and eager to show our football.”