Enrique hopeful over Barca star as he plots a Spanish evolution - 7 months ago, 20 July 02:22

Luis Enrique is promising evolution rather than revolution with Spain - and hopes Gerard Pique will be part of the national team's future.

After a year-long sabbatical from coaching, the former Barcelona boss accepted the opportunity to take charge of La Roja following a disappointing World Cup campaign.

Spain's preparations were hampered by the departure of Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament, with Fernando Hierro stepping into the job at short notice.

And the 2010 champions failed to find their best form in Russia, winning just once to qualify from Group B before surprisingly losing to the host nation on penalties in the last 16.

"The line between failure and success is really thin," Luis Enrique told the media at his official presentation on Thursday.

"I know that the past managers were very professional, and I thank them for their job and all the experienced people that they left here.

"Football is in continuous ...
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