LUIS ENRIQUE joked his daughter will cut off his head if he doesn’t pick Ferran Torres at the World Cup.
The Spain coach cracked a joke before Torres scored a brilliant brace in Wednesday’s 7-0 group stage opener against Costa Rica.
When asked who would be leading the line before kick-off, Enrique said: “Very easy – it’s Mr Ferran Torres – otherwise my daughter will come after me and cut my head off.”
The former Manchester City star is dating Enrique’s daughter Sira Martinez.
The couple went public with their relationship earlier this year, but reports of their acquaintance date back to late last year.
Sira is a professional Spanish show jumper based in Barcelona and a member of the elegant Barcelona Royal Polo Club.
Torres joined Barcelona from Man City last January and has scored 12 goals and provided seven assists in 44 games.
He was also a regular in the Spain national team and ended an eight-game losing streak with a brace against Costa Rica.
Asked at a press conference if he felt any extra pressure because of his relationship with Enrique’s daughter, he said: “Not at all.
“I think the coach and I know how to differentiate between when it’s family and when we’re managers and players.
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“I think we have to deal with it naturally, just that, and we get along just fine.”
Enrique himself made waves ahead of Spain’s epic win over Costa Rica.
That’s by showing off his ripped figure in shorts.
Despite being 52 years old, Enrique looked like he could still play at the highest level.
That’s after he hung up his boots 18 years ago.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6723001/ferran-torres-spain-girlfriend-luis-enrique-daughter-world-cup/ Spain boss Luis Enrique joked he will pick Ferran Torres at the 2022 World Cup ‘or the daughter will come and cut my head off’