LUIS ENRIQUE joked his daughter will chop his head off if he did not pick Ferran Torres at the World Cup.
The Spain boss made the quip before Torres scored a brilliant brace in Wednesday’s 7-0 group stage opener against Costa Rica.
When asked who would lead the line before kick-off, Enrique said: “Very easy – It’s Mr Ferran Torres – otherwise my daughter will come after me and chop off my head.”
The former Manchester City star is dating Enrique’s daughter Sira Martinez.
The pair went public with their relationship earlier this year, but reports of their acquaintance with one another stretched back into late last year.
Sira is a professional Spanish show-jumper in Barcelona and is a member of the swanky Barcelona Royal Polo Club.
Torres swapped Man City for Barcelona last January and has scored 12 goals and added seven assists in 44 appearances.
He has also been a regular in the Spanish national team and finally ended an eight game drought with his brace against Costa Rica.
Asked whether he felt extra pressure due to his relationship with Enrique’s daughter at a press conference, he said: “Not at all.
“I think the coach and I, we know how to differentiate between when it’s family and when we are manager and player.
“I think we have to get on with it in a natural way, just that and we’re getting along fine.”
Enrique himself made waves before Spain’s epic win over Costa Rica.
That’s by showing off his ripped figure in a pair of shorts.
Despite being aged 52, Enrique looked like he could still play at the highest level.
That’s after hanging up his boots 18 years ago.