Spain's failure at the World Cup came was a surprise for Luka Modric, the midfielder of the Spanish champion Real Madrid and the world runner-up Habakkuk of Croatia. The team under Luis Enrique lost to Morocco in the 1/8 finals (0-0, 11m-0-3).
Modric thought Spain would reach at least the semifinals. They had a very good team and a very good coach, but that's football, he said. According to Modric, now there's no hope of an easy win against any team, RTVE wrote.
Luis Enrique replaced Luis de la Fuente, former head coach of Spain's youth and Olympic teams, as head coach of the Spanish national team after the World Cup.