Enrique already bringing visible changes to Spain

MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique’s impact on Spain’s national team is already visible, from new names in the starting lineup to a more aggressive approach to playing without the ball.

The coach’s tactics all seemed to work in his first match in charge of “La Roja” — a 2-1 win against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday — and they will be put to the test again Tuesday in Enrique’s home debut against World Cup runner-up Croatia.

The two challenging opponents are giving Enrique the perfect opportunity to see whether he is on the right track as he implements a new style for a national team that was criticized for being too set in its ways following recent setbacks at major tournaments.

Here’s a look at what changes Enrique has brought to Spain so far:



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