Luis Enrique admits mistake over Aspas call-up

Sergio Ramos and Sergio Busquets have a discussion during Spain training on Monday

For whatever it's worth, the revamped Spain team looked quite sharp, using a more direct approach than the various forms of tiki-taka we have come to expect since La Roja's 2010 World Cup win.

Spain scored three goals in each half as they completely outplayed Croatia, who were playing just their second game since the World Cup final.

More importantly, they are off to a winning start under Luis Enrique, with their performances in Elche and against England at Wembley a stark reminder of the quality they possess, which seemed to go missing in their tempestuous World Cup campaign.

The UEFA Nation's League match between Spain and Croatia will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes.

Spain were three up at half-time against the World Cup runners-up thanks to Marco Asensio's two long-range strikes, the second going in off goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic, and an early header from Saul Niguez.

Spain now have six points in UEFA Nations League Group 4 after two games.

Marco Asensio scored his first worldwide goal and guided Spain to an emphatic 6-0 win over Croatia on Tuesday night in UEFA Nations League action.

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Southgate is planning on rotating his squad and Spurs left-back Danny Rose is expected to replace Shaw down that flank. Shaw set up Marcus Rashford's opener in the 11th minute but Spain scored twice in 20 minutes to secure the victory.

Spain manager Luis Enrique has rubbished suggestions that only one Barcelona player started in their UEFA Nations League match against Croatia exclusively because of hard feelings towards his former employers.

Belgium, meanwhile, thrashed Scotland 4-0 at Hampden Park on Friday night, and have lost only one of their last 26 games, that being the World Cup semi-final to France. Croatia drew with Portugal in a friendly last week.

Spain were barely recognisable from the team that failed to break down Russian Federation in the last 16 but it should also be said they put six past Argentina, under Julen Lopetegui, in March. "They had an early chance, they didn't take it and then we played brilliantly and scored some great goals".

Spain made three changes to the team that won at Wembley, bringing in Valencia defender Jose Gaya and Real Madrid pair Dani Ceballos and Asensio.

Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all had chances to extend the scoreline, but the defence and Kalinic were able to keep them out and avoid making it even more embarrassing.

Belgium began with nine of the players who started the World Cup third-place playoff win against England in Russian Federation, with the injured Kevin De Bruyne replaced by Dries Mertens.

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