Enrique seeks committed showing

11 October 2018 05:00:44 EST

Spain head coach Luis Enrique has warned his players not to take things easy when they face Wales in a friendly international in Cardiff on Thursday evening.

La Roja have seen off both England and Croatia in their opening two Nations League games, making a perfect start to life under new boss Enrique, who took charge following a disappointing showing at World Cup 2018.

The attitude in everything that surrounds the team is important - and the value of this game is huge.

Luis Enrique

And Enrique is keen to see no let-up in application against Wales, with another Nations League clash with England just around the corner.

He told reporters: "We've had a few training sessions, but only one where the level of intensity has been very high.

"The attitude in everything that surrounds the team is important - and the value of this game is huge. There are no points, but we are in a process where no match can be wasted - that is the message to the players."

Meanwhile, Enrique is keen to see how Wales fare without Garteh Bale, with the Real Mdrid forward missing due to a groin injury.

He added: "It seems a sensible move due to the injuries he (Bale) has had, but it is a positive for Spain.

"The Wales that we have analysed is one with Bale. He improves two great qualities that Wales have, which is speed and transition. We shall see what type of national team Wales is without him.

"It's a notable absence for Wales, but it does not change anything for us."

Spain are priced at 4/7 to win in Cardiff and are 6/1 to claim a 2-0 victory, with the visitors 1/1 to keep a clean sheet.

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