- Villa lauds Luis Enrique's management skills
- Backs Spain to win World Cup
- Counts Argentina amongst the favourites
WHAT HAPPENED? The former Spain international striker is a great admirer of Luis Enrique's man-management skills and has credited him for bringing a positive mood to the dressing room. He has put his weight behind Sergio Busquets and Co. to win the World Cup after dominant displays against Costa Rica and Germany.
WHAT THEY SAID: "I think Luis Enrique is doing a good job not only in the World Cup, he is the reason for the wonderful atmosphere surrounding the Spanish national team, he has a distinguished group of players who perform at great levels," Villa said in an exclusive sit down with GOAL. "They played well against Costa Rica, scored a lot of goals and dealt well with Germany, and I believe the team can win the World Cup."
THE BIGGER PICTURE: The 2010 World Cup winner also counts Argentina amongst the favourites after the Albiceleste returned to winning ways against Mexico to recover from a shock defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opener. "They lost the first match, but they also have a chance to win the World Cup, so I put them among the favourites," Villa added.
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WHAT NEXT FOR SPAIN? Enrique's men will look to seal the top spot in Group E by securing a win against Japan on Thursday at the Khalifa International Stadium.