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Old 07-15-2013, 02:02 AM   #8461 (permalink)
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So? and Spain work like beasts to get the ball back when they don't have it.
If you are a team who holds the ball one hour per game than you work like beasts for 30' and it's different then working like beasts both when you're running the ball and trying to getting back. Again, we are talking about two different ways to play soccer and Spain, as for what has been showed, has the most efficient one.

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No they aren't and haven't been for a while. There are always good teams like England and then there are very good to great teams ie. true contenders like Germany. The English team is screwed because of their league's transfer policy and this will likely continue for the foreseeable future. Spain didn't have the same quality, depth and style of play before 2008.
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Um, I'm just talking about 1 to maybe, maybe 3 positions (CDM/deeplying playmaker and RB). Javi Martinez is already proven and will probably at least play in every game next year in Brazil (at least coming off the bench). Javi Garcia would be on the team as a last resort if lots of injuries happened. Illarramendi would have to shine in Real to make the team. Thiago I also just think his chances decreased given he just went to Bayern. Carvajal will probably overtake Arbeloa at Real. Azpi will be in the running. Montoya will be in the running IF he dethrones Dani Alves. Italy has nice young u21 players but did you see which teams and where the Spain u21s played compared to Italy's? DeGea - starter for MANU, Isco - taking Malaga that far in the UCL, among others. Um, you mention Xabi, Villa and Ramos. I already covered talking about Xabi. Villa? - um, ok? Don't know why you brought him up and if he does make the team next year he'll come off the bench and play utmost 20 minutes max. Ramos - um, don't know why you brought him up given his age and he's the starting CB (alongside Pique) for Spain. He's 2 years younger than the star at the back for Italy - Chiellini.
I brought em up because they are starters who showed to have the proper quality and skills to play for Spain (well, Villa until his injury). If those youngsters will show the same then we can say that Spain will have had its generation gap fixed in the future, but we have to wait a few time. it's normal, so is for each team in each sports. Or we can throw each player who seems promising in the fray as Arnautovic ("next Ibra"), Adu ("next Pelé") or Emre (the Bosphorus' Maradona) who had wonderful U20 careers.
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