The Red He began with doubts his journey towards the attempt to conquer the Eurocup. Some absences sounded in the call and the first results, tying against Sweden (0-0) and Poland (1-1) did not invite optimism. Here are the points that Luis Enrique’s team corrected:
Scoring a goal in two games made it clear that there was an important lack of definition, not being able to translate the control of the ball into transformed occasions.
However, between the end of the group stage and the round of 16, ten goals were signed in the victories against Slovakia (0-5) and Croatia (3-5), respectively. In this way, doubts were dispelled.
In the first match of the direct qualifying rounds, Unai Simón had a serious error in the goal that he opened the electronic game by not controlling the ball after a loan. However, in that same match he already demonstrated to overcome and save the team on several occasions, something he also did in the penalty shootout against Switzerland.
The first two meetings generated many doubts in the national team, which was seen with confidence despite not being on the scoreboard. However, the fight against Slovakia marked a before and after, and even joy could be observed on the pitch.
The absence of Sergio Busquets after his positive for COVID-19 in the first crashes was noticed, with Rodrigo Hernández trying to comply but being far from the level of Badia del Vallès. It is no longer just about what he contributes with the ball, lightening its circulation and giving it meaning, but about the hierarchy that overflows.
Since the announcement of the call, there was a lot of doubt about the Asturian coach, something that continued to happen with the first meetings. To this day, Lucho is hardly questioned, who with his idea and his troops is achieving what nobody expected: fighting this Tuesday for a place in the final.