Spain coach imposes cell phone ban on players

Spain coach imposes cell phone ban on players

Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos said there was renewed enthusiasm around the squad since Luis Enrique, who was a serial victor during his three seasons in charge of Barcelona, had taken over. Hierro was in temporary charge after Spain fired Julen Lopetegui right before the 2018 World Cup. Spain has disappointed in the last two World Cups, losing in the group stage and the round of 16.

Luis Enrique will have shocked some with his starting XI for Saturday night's UEFA Nations League match against England, with just five players from the line-up against Russian Federation in the World Cup last 16 retaining their spot.

Ramos lifted the Champions League trophy for a third consecutive year in May - although his clashes with Mohamed Salah and Loris Karius made headlines.

"Luis Enrique lays down the law", read the front-page headline in sports daily Marca on Wednesday, with a new set of rules listed, including a ban on mobile phones, earlier bedtimes, fines for lateness, fewer days off and a streamlined training-ground buffet.

"I have a clear conscience", he said.


After collecting the prize for defender of the year, the 32-year-old touhed Salah on the shoulder on his way back to his seat. "It doesn't matter to me".

Ramos was naturally asked again about the Salah incident, however, especially after a summer that has seen a lot of comment about the coming-together that saw the Egyptian's Champions League final end prematurely.

He said, "I'm not really concerned about that". My conscience is very clear. "I am not anxious about that in the slightest".

England host Spain at Wembley on Saturday night, and Ramos has already insisted he cares little if the English fans boo him.

"In my experience I have always got on really well with people with strong characters and there have been really good vibes since the first day".

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