Man City centre-back Laporte openminded on Spain's World Cup chances

Laporte is key to Enrique’s plans in World Cup 2022.

Man City defender Aymeric Laporte has insisted Spain have a real chance of glory at the 2022 World Cup.

The centre back was a major injury doubt ahead of the World Cup after undergoing knee surgery in June. But, the Spaniard put together a solid run of form following his return to the City side in October, and Luis Enrique immediately reinstalled him to the squad.

He started at left back in the 3-1 pre-World Cup friendly win against Jordan but he is expected to switch inside for the Group E opener against Costa Rica.

Laporte started in Spain’s all six games at Euro 2020 last summer. He is key to Enrique’s plans in the Middle East.

“Why can’t Spain be world champions? Like all the national teams here, well have strong points”, as per reports from Marca.

“Most of us compete at the highest level. We work well with the coach and we have everything we need to win.

“But in this type of tournament, luck and other factors are needed. We will do everything to win.”

Pau Torres and Eric Garcia played three games each as Laporte’s partner in the European Championships with the former appearing to have the edge to start against Los Ticos.

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