Fernando Hierro looks gloomy as he takes charge of first Spain training session

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first_img 3 The Spanish players are put through their paces in Krasnodar 3 Hierro takes charge of his first session as Spain boss Fernando Hierro has taken charge of his first session in charge of the Spain national team.The former Real Madrid defender was appointed as Julen Lopetegui’s successor on Wednesday afternoon in a surprising turn of events. Lopetegui was appointed Real Madrid manager on Tuesday to replace outgoing boss Zinedine Zidane.The 51-year-old had overseen a 20-match unbeaten run since taking over after Euro 2016And if these pictures are anything to go by, his successor has a job on his hands.Hierro was pictured at Spain’s training camp in Krasnodar looking particularly melancholy on the eve of the tournament.center_img The former Bolton Wanderers defender, who has previously managed Real Oviedo, insisted his players were up for the fight ahead of their opening group game against Portugal on Friday.He said: “”The players are excited, they want this challenge.“It’s a challenge for everyone. We have no time to dwell.“I know they’re going to give 100%. In a World Cup nobody gives anything away. Spain will be looking to recreate their 2010 success in Russia 3 “We all know what this means and our responsibilities.”After facing Portugal, the Spanish players will face Iran on June 20 and Morocco on June 25.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img

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