Spain's miserable tournament in Russia failed to recover from the firing of coach Julen Lopetegui just days before the World Cup began for agreeing to take over at Real Madrid this season behind the Spanish federation's back.
Ramos was naturally asked again about the Salah incident, however, especially after a summer that has seen a lot of comment about the coming-together that saw the Egyptian's Champions League final end prematurely.
"We have to evolve that idea, ideal it, make it even better, so we can surprise opponents and they don't know how we will play", he said upon taking over at Barcelona.
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Enrique's first match in charge of La Roja will be Saturday against England in the UEFA Nations League. "I am not anxious about that in the slightest".
Spain's new manager has also introduced a number of rules for his team.
After collecting the prize for defender of the year, the 32-year-old touhed Salah on the shoulder on his way back to his seat.
The new coach's press appearances so far suggest he will carry that same edge felt by the journalist two years ago into global management, and it remains to be seen whether it proves a source of unification or alienation amongst his players. "I have been playing for many years, I have the same drive, the same dreams".
"We have met before as rivals. I hope we can absorb all the knowledge that he brings to the team". We are trying to implement his philosophy. "Like at Barcelona, I think he will put a lot of focus on recovering possession as high as possible on the pitch". All this new information is good.