'I like the Dragon Khan,' Spain coach Luis Enrique said, referring to the famous roller-coaster at the theme park just outside of Barcelona, PortAventura, 'but this time the Dragon almost swallowed me'.
Spain managed to pull victory from the jaws of defeat in Copenhagen, and then as their manager admitted, throw it back into the mouth of the beast again only to then retrieve it for a second time.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'Capable of anything' was Diario Sport's match report headline and that pretty much summed up what most people in Spain now think of the national team. Could they go all the way and win it? Yes. But they are also capable of gift-wrapping the Swiss a goal on Friday and this time not staging the epic comeback.
Spanish fans have come to expect the unexpected from Luis Enrique's thrilling Spaniards
The World No 6-ranked side clinched a dramatic 5-3 win over Croatia in the last-16 on Monday
'Epic' was the word most used in Tuesday's coverage of the 5-3 victory. Luis Enrique said in a post-match radio interview that he wasn't going to let on what he had said to Unai Simon at half-time because people would hear and see for themselves once the fly-on-the-wall documentary from inside the dressing room comes out. The tentative project, entirely dependent on Spain's progress, was at first low-key but the film being made is now starting to look like a thriller.
Luis Enrique is writing the surreal script and his band of 24 are bringing it to life. The Spain coach is a man of controversial decisions, big calls that baffle and even annoy and yet up until now every one has come off for him:Sticking with Alvaro Morata when the striker's confidence seemed shredded. Picking Pablo Sarabia when most Spain supporters couldn't understand why the PSG player was in the squad much less in the team. Changing the winning XI