The Spanish team has fallen with honor in the semifinal of Euro 2020 against Italy in the penalty shootout despite the fact that La Roja was superior during the 120 minutes. Luis Enrique has managed to get Spain excited again and has hooked the fans after a somewhat hesitant start in the tournament with two draws against Sweden and Poland.
The team has been improving over the days and we have to be optimistic because we have a young team with good prospects for the future. Despite the good image offered against Italy, the Eurocup has left some shadows that will have to be corrected for the 2020 World Cup in Qatar.
Curiously, Spain is a team that lacks a goal compared to other teams, it wins many games by the minimum or remains at zero, but at the moment it is the highest scoring team in the tournament, and it is that from time to time it has days in which that is unleashed and thrashes its rivals. The attacking men of this selection will have to refine their aim more so as not to miss so many opportunities. And it is that in football it is already known that if you forgive your rival, in the end it ends up killing you.
Beyond the proper names, the defensive fabric of the national team has cracks and not only because of the four defenders. Spain has received many goals in this Eurocup due to these imbalances and from now on Luis Enrique will have to polish the details and ask his players not to make those kinds of avoidable mistakes and be more forceful when it comes to clearing the brakes of rivals .
Marcos Llorente is one of the best players that Spain had on the list and one of those who finished the season the best. But Luis Enrique considers him a right back and with a system of four defenses he is wasted. In fact, in the games that Azpilicueta played as a winger, Llorente went to the bench. Still he has given a great performance, but the closer he is to the rival area, the more dangerous it will be.
It is not that these three players have had a bad Euro Cup, it is that they have had very little prominence, in fact Diego Llorente is the only outfield player who was left without making his debut in the tournament, like the two goalkeepers. We hoped to see more of Thiago and especially Adama who only had minutes in one game.