Defensive weakness The Selection defends with the ball wonderfully. Make memorable ball saves in many phases of the game. The problem comes when he must defend without the ball, when the objective is to regain possession. It is true that the team of Luis Enrique generates many chances, although offensive production against Swiss was less than in the other games in regulation time (in overtime he generated more than the whole year and deserved to score before reaching penalties. But it turns out that Spain they reach your own area very easily. That defensive weakness must be worked on and improved by the coach.
Running backwards. The Selection from Luis Enrique He is recognizable by his high block pressure at the start of the opponent’s game. When that pressing is unsuccessful, you have to make the attack-defense transition and at that moment of the game, Spain suffers a lot, as seen in the second half, when Switzerland showed up with relative ease in the area of Unai Simon. The Selection must improve in running backwards to withdraw and cut the opponent’s counterattacks. Busquets he does everything well and only suffers in these actions.
Lack of rapport. The central couple Laporte-Pau Torres played their fifth game together and they are not yet coordinated. The central position requires a good rapport between those who form a couple and the two holders of the Selection they showed that they do not have it. In addition to the play of the goal, they had several sets in which they did not understand each other. Although Laporte says that he does not play in the right profile as in the left, his performance increases when he plays from left center to natural leg. And Pau Torres next to Laporte seems worse than when he plays next to Albiol in the Villarreal.
True to style. Luis Enrique He kept his system and the way of looking for the goal, with automated movements, when he needed to score the second goal to avoid reaching penalties. The reading of the game was good because the coach delayed the changes anticipating the more than foreseeable extension. And, although he was called up as a right back, he used Marcos Llorente placeholder image in the demarcation that performs the most and the mattress player showed that this is his place and that he can play for the national team there.