Ansu Fati and Adama Traore set to form explosive partnership for Spain as boss Luis Enrique eyes lightning-fast duo for Nations League clashes
- Luis Enrique believes Ansu Fati and Adama Traore can work well together
- Enrique gave Wolves star Traore his international debut against Portugal
- Barcelona youngster Fati burst onto the international stage for Spain last month
- Spain take on Switzerland on Saturday night before Ukraine three days later
Spain manager Luis Enrique believes that Adama Traore and Ansu Fati can form an impressive partnership ahead of their upcoming Nations League clashes.
Enrique feels that the two players, who both possess impressive speed and technique, are capable of working well together.
Luis Enrique believes Adama Traore and Ansu Fati can form a brilliant partnership for Spain
Enrique told AS: ‘Of course they can play together, just like everyone in this squad.
‘The problem is that I can only play 11 players at one time.
‘I have no incompatible players in this squad, and Ansu and Adama can definitely play together.’
Traore’s versatility – he can play as a wing-back, a winger or up front – makes him a useful option for Enrique.
Enrique is considering the different options at his disposal ahead of Spain’s upcoming games
Fati, meanwhile, looks set for a very bright future on the international stage.
Last month he found the net against Ukraine on his first start for Spain, becoming his country’s youngest ever goalscorer aged 17 years and 311 days.
Like Fati, Traore developed at Barcelona’s renowned La Masia academy, although it has taken him rather longer to get international recognition.
Spain, who have an array of other attacking options at their disposal including Rodrigo, Gerard and Ferran Torres, are back in Nations League action on Saturday when they host Switzerland. Following that Spain will face Ukraine away on Tuesday.
Traore made his international debut for Spain in the goalless draw against Portugal this week