The Spain soccer coach, Luis Enrique, has revealed the strange rule that he has imposed on his players in the World Cup in Qatar.
Spain started the World Cup in dominant fashion, defeating Costa Rica 7-0, establishing themselves as one of the early favorites to win the competition.
The former Barcelona manager has overseen a dramatic turnaround in Spain, bringing in some exciting youngsters like Pedri and Gavi taking center stage on their debuts.
Asked by fans on Twitch (via the Mirror) if players from Spain are allowed to have sex before a game, Luis Enrique said he sees nothing wrong with that and that it’s completely “normal.” However, he drew a line on orgies, stating that a pre-game orgy would not be “ideal.”
“It’s ridiculous (banning sex). It’s something I consider completely normal.”
“If you’re having an orgy the night before a game, obviously that’s not ideal, but when I’m a club manager, the players are home the night before a game and it’s not something that worries me at all.”
“If it’s something they do, it’s because they need and want to. But I repeat with common sense! Each one with his partner. It is normal.
“When I was a player, if I was at home before a game, with my wife, well, we did what we had to do.”
However, Enrique’s willingness to enforce this rule may vary from player to player, given that Ferran Torres is currently dating his daughter.
The former Manchester City player who scored two goals against Costa Rica dedicated his goals to Sira Martínez who was in the stands of the Al Thumama Stadium.
And, based on his performance against Costa Rica, his laid-back approach has served his team well thus far.
Dani Olmo scored for Spain in the 11th minute, and Marco Asensio doubled his lead just ten minutes later. Ferran Torres scored twice, one in each half. Gavi scored a great goal to make it 5-0 in the 74th minute. And Spain finished the match exactly as it began, with Carlos Soler and Álvaro Morata scoring two quick stoppage-time goals to make the final score 7-0.