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"The fact we have been a reference over the past decade means that everyone knows our national team", said Luis Enrique.

"We have a new coach and we start a new chapter with enthusiasm".

Although rumors have swirled about a possible shake-up following De Gea's performance at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Enrique on Friday said he had no doubts about the Manchester United net minder nor about his starting line-up for Saturday's contest at Wembley Stadium in London, reports Efe news. A question from El Pais journalist, who asked about Spain's tactics against teams that defend deep, was not liked by Isco.

Aside from their history across the Madrid-Barcelona divide, the centre-half had been criticised for some of his conduct around a hard World Cup for Spain, one that saw Julen Lopetegui sacked on the eve of the tournament for agreeing to the job at the Bernabeu.

"I have a clear conscience", he said.

Although Spain have lost the likes of Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique to worldwide retirement since their underwhelming campaign in Russia, Luis Enrique is delighted to be able to call upon Ramos.

Some have suggested that Spain boss Enrique should make a change in his side. "Luis Enrique is a coach who is known to be very strict in his demands and very focused on what he wants from his team".

" I know there will be difficulties and challenges but it is just great to be here".

However, Madrid skipper Ramos insists his first impressions of a former rival in Luis Enrique have been positive.

That's because of the inclusion of a psychologist named Joaquin Valdes on his coaching staff. Valdes, a former judo expert, has worked with Luis Enrique since his days in charge of Barcelona B. He is one of Luis Enrique's most valued confidants and he works closely with the players, too. Spain has disappointed in the last two World Cups, losing in the group stage and the round of 16.

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