Marcos Llorente: ‘We have lacked fluency’

Marcos Llorente regretted the tie given to Greece in the first qualifying game for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and admitted that they lacked “fluidity at the top, imbalance and depth.”

“It was a difficult game because they were very organized at the back and although we have tried in every possible way, we have lacked fluidity up top, imbalance and depth to achieve victory,” he analyzed at a press conference.

“We knew that upstairs they were not going to squeeze us. They are a very orderly team that barely leaves spaces between the lines and it was difficult for us to get depth in the game between the lines. Greece played a great defensive game and made things very difficult for us, ”he added.

Spain finished with 80 percent of possession and scoring only one goal without fruiting dominance on the scoreboard. “We are not looking for that percentage of possession, it is given by the ideas of the mister. What we have lacked is fluidity up in the final meters and in the centers. We have not been successful ”.

Marcos Llorente played as a right-back against the casualties suffered by Luis Enrique’s team. Although he admitted that he brings more from the inside, he enjoys feeling the coach’s confidence. “I have played a couple of times at my club there, the coach told me the possibility, explained his game ideas to me and I understood them to put them into practice.”

“The position where I help my club the most is indoors, but each coach has his ideas. Today I was a winger and I was delighted to be able to play ”, he added.

Finally, he ruled out that he is already seen as a member of the list of chosen for the next European Championship. “I don’t see myself at the European Championship at all. To be fixed, there are two months left and here come the ones who are better and give the best performance. I have to be at a very high level for the coach to call me ”.