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Club as Coach Monaco FC [Head Coach]
  Spain National Team [Head Coach]

2019 09 03 Retrieve

[Spain coach Robert Moreno has challenged Ceballos to produce club consistency] What I want is for him to play, the important thing is that the players have minutes. I’m not going to get into Madrid because [coach Zinedine] Zidane is the one who decides there. I want him to play many minutes now at Arsenal

2019 09 03b Retrieve

[Spain coach Robert Moreno is hoping for great things from Pablo Sarabia, who swapped Sevilla for Paris Saint-Germain in July] I think that Sarabia is a player that, having seen him in the position where he performed at Sevilla and PSG, can add many things because he is a forward with the spirit of a midfielder. He can create between the lines and make assists. He also scores goals. When you don’t have a forward that scores 80 goals you need five that score 15 goals each. That is what we look for from our forwards, not only to add to the game but to score goals. That is the ideal scenario. Pablo did great in Sevilla last year. He is also performing well in PSG. He has the profile that we like for the style of game that we will try to impose. He is one player more for us now, hopefully he will be lucky enough to make his debut in the next games

2019 11 08 Retrieve

[Spain head coach Robert Moreno says there is no reason why Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati could not be in the squad for Euro 2020] Ansu Fati is in the preliminary list and so there is no reason why he can’t be with us at Euro 2020. He ticks all the boxes.

Dani Olmo enjoyed a great tournament with the Under-21s [at this year’s European Championship] and he’s doing well for his club in the Champions League. We’re very happy to be able to give him this opportunity

Gabriel Paulista is processing his passport but right now he cannot be called up. When he gets his Spanish passport, we’ll see. There are a lot of very good players but only 23 are able to make the squad. Out of a list of 45 players, we end up selecting the 23 who we think will do the best

[The 42-year-old wants to remain at the helm as far as the 2022 World Cup, but he says there are no plans for talks over a new deal] I haven’t been offered the chance to renew and nor am I expecting it to happen in the near future. If you were to ask me how long do I expect to be in the job - I would like to still be here for the Euros and the World Cup - so at least for one whole period. But that will depend on the results, that’s how it is for all coaches

2019 11 15 Retrieve

[Spain boss Robert Moreno hails exceptional Cazorla after former Arsenal star scores first international goal in four years] What Santi’s achieving, his form, after what he went through for nearly three years with his terrible injury problems, is exceptional. Without guys like him and Raul and Sergio it’s hard to win tournament semi-finals and finals. The contribution of people like Santi, Sergio and Raul – the generation who have already won tournaments – is incalculable. They have such quality and it’s hard to win tournaments without their kind of experience. They’ve accumulated things that they not only contribute in performance but transmit to others

The gap between ‘big’ international sides and so-called lesser nations is closing – it’s very equal now across the board. We worked really hard on opening things up, on finishing, because we knew we wouldn’t have it easy. Playing well like this and scoring lots of goals is always very welcome. The easiest thing in the world would have been for my players to accept three or four-nil and drop their level. But we hit seven and could easily have scored 10 – that says very good things about their mentality. I note that the players are remembering what I told them the last time we were together and the time before that. We are apart for weeks or months but the momentum is growing so that they put into practice what I asked of them previously. That’s good. We think it’s pretty historic that both Pau Torres and Dani Olmo both came on and scored with their first touch. It’s been decades since two subs came on and scored on their debuts

2019 11 18 Retrieve

[Robert Moreno has overseen six wins and two draws since first taking charge of Spain in March and the head coach has been happy with his side’s progress] When you give all you have in order to get everything and you can see the players do that as well, so you can just give 10 out of 10. Results sometimes are complex and I think we have done a really good job, my mum says that when she watches us on TV and I agree with her. I am giving my staff and my team 10 out of 10 as I couldn’t ask more from them

[Moreno is wary of Romania, who are third in the group and have secured a spot in the play-offs] I don’t think it will be easy, I think it will be even more difficult because when there are teams playing for something there is some pressure, which sometimes is bad for the team. Romania are not playing for anything as they have secured a place in the play-offs, so that will make them a more dangerous opponent. I would like Cosmin Contra to continue coaching Romania. He is doing a good job. I think he is a good coach. If he wants to keep coaching Romania I think it will be good for the country

2019 11 18b Retrieve

[Spanish FA announces snap press conference as Luis Enrique return rumours intensify] It upsets me to talk about it, but this team is Luis Enrique’s more than anyone’s. It is a tiny thing, but we wanted to dedicate it, especially here in El Molinon

2019 11 20 Retrieve

[No easy way for Spain to move on from Robert Moreno and re-appoint Luis Enrique] They’ve thrown me away, they’ve thrown me away […] I consider Luis a friend and friendship comes before anything else in life because without it, I think you lose what it means to be a person. So if the time comes when he decides that he wants to come back and be coach, whenever that might be, and he wants to be involved with us, then I would be the first and most delighted to step aside and go back to working with him

I don’t need to sit down with Rubiales or Molina. They have always trusted me and told me things to my face

2019 11 20b Retrieve

[Robert Moreno insists he has a clear conscience after his stint as Spain head coach ended with Luis Enrique’s return to the role] I have a clear conscience. It is impossible to please everyone, but I sincerely tell you that I respect all and all opinions. I have always maintained that I am a man of my word and would not be an obstacle in the event that Luis Enrique decided to return. I have done so even though it has meant my departure. I wish him well because his joys will be ours

[Referring to the extreme situation in Luis Enrique’s personal life that led to him taking charge, Moreno said he wished he had never been required to become coach] My experience as an absolute coach began and ended in the same way, with a bittersweet feeling. I have to look forward and face new challenges as a coach in my passion, football. I am prepared to face the challenge of leading new projects

2019 11 28 Retrieve

[Former Spain coach Robert Moreno has insisted Luis Enrique’s ugly claims that he was disloyal and ambitious are unfair] I don’t want to go into reproaches, but I have been personally attacked and labelled with something that I am not. In this puzzle, my pieces are missing. Nine years ago, I started working with Luis Enrique. We have always followed him, being faithful, until he reached the national team

Nobody knew for how long he would be out, but what we all did know was, if there was a possibility for him to return to the national team, our staff would have to stay. So, I stepped up and took charge of the team. If I had not done so, now Luis Enrique would not be coach of the national team. It would be another coach

[Moreno said he was left in a state of shock for a week after learning Luis Enrique did not intend to make him assistant again] To this date, I honestly don’t know why Luis Enrique doesn’t want me to be with him. I don’t know as he was not clear in his news conference. He labelled me with two adjectives [disloyal and ambitious] that are very ugly and that I don’t deserve. I have proved over the whole time I worked with him that I am not like that. The years will pass and I will still not know. He could not explain it - or I could not understand it according to what my people have told me, as I did not watch the news conference myself

[Preferring to look forward, Moreno reiterated his desire to continue a career as a head coach] I have just started. I am really excited to be back on the pitch, to handle training sessions, to manage a team, to make decisions, to attend news conferences. I’m really looking forward to it. It has always been my passion to become a head coach. I am someone who started from the very bottom but was able to reach the top level

2019 12 30 Retrieve

[New Monaco boss Robert Moreno keen to move on from Luis Enrique spat] I spent nine wonderful years at his side. I only have thanks. What happened a few weeks ago is already in the past. I have been a coach for 28 years. Since I was 14, I have been training and now the important thing is this presentation. The past is there, but you have to leave it behind

[Moreno has never previously managed a professional club but insists he is aware of what it requires to be successful] I have always been involved in the whole training process. I used to do all that before, so my processes will not change. I will give the talks, analyse the opposition, talk to my players. I am used to this. We all want to win and to achieve the best for the club. Our main objective here must be to improve every day. If we do that we will be able to reach our main aims

[Monaco have been tipped to bolster their squad ahead in the January transfer window] I will not make it public - that would be disrespectful to my players. Monaco have a large squad but we have to be attentive to the market to find good players. But I am not going to highlight particular positions [to strengthen] in public

2020 01 24 Retrieve

[Monaco coach Robert Moreno confirms Slimani injury] Slimani is injured, his leg hurts, his quadriceps hurts. The doctor is monitoring his progress. He is not fit for training. As I said on Monday, as long as the transfer window is open, there is the possibility for each player to leave. We have to be prepared for that.