Sergio Ramos says relationship with Luis Enrique is good

Ramos and Lucho were rivals at club level for a number of years

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Spain captain Sergio Ramos spoke to the media on Friday about Spain's new era under Luis Enrique ahead of Saturday's UEFA Nations League match against England at Wembley. 

Patricia Martínez

Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique replaced Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach after the World Cup, following Fernando Hierro's brief spell in charge. 

Ramos says that the relationship with the new coach is "positive" despite the Barça-Real Madrid divide which separated them in the past. 

"I didn't know Luis Enrique personally before now, but the first contact has been positive regardless of the speculation that may have existed," he said.

"A certain part of the press has tried to divide us because we are two people with a lot of character. We both have the same objective and before judging someone I like to meet them for myself in person.

"I only have good things to say about him. I'd like to retire some day and say that I was a starter with all of the coaches I have had."

Under Luis Enrique, Ramos hopes Spain, who were eliminated in the last 16 of the World Cup by hosts Russia, can get back to winning ways. 

"In recent years, we have come down a little bit and the target is to recover what led us to win," he added.

"We have a great challenge ahead, both the coach and the players want to win again. We have ambition and we have to demonstrate that, we want the world to fall in love with the team again.

"We have character and, above all, we have the goal of leading this team and we want to take the side to the top as soon as possible."


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