At the beginning of the European Championship, no one was betting on a great tournament in Spain. His first matches did not help him to trust his chances either, but today he has vindicated himself by beating Switzerland and qualifying for the semifinals of the European Championship, even if it was on penalties. Let’s review the successes and mistakes of Luis Enrique’s men in the game.
Spain is the team that puts the best pressure on the rival, and today has been a real nightmare for Switzerland, who found themselves much more comfortable against France. Today from Morata to Laporte, they have all pressed, and have managed to recover many balls.
Morata’s back game
Morata did not score, nor did he have many chances, but he adopted an anchor role so that the wingers of the selection could have greater freedom. The Juventus forward has come down to receive his back on many occasions to continue the game and try to dislodge the defense, and he has done great.
Clear game idea
Spain is showing that its approach takes precedence over the players. All the players who enter the field know what they have to do and they execute it perfectly. Then the details such as an assist or scoring a goal, depend on the player, but the idea is clear and today they have achieved it again.
Owned by Pau Torres
Eric García was not well, but Pau had not been before either. Today he did not have a good game either, he was not forceful, he made several mistakes, and being left-handed, it hurts Laporte who must be placed on the right, being left-handed too. It is true that the list is what it is, but Luis Enrique has not tested Diego Llorente yet and it could be a good alternative.
Band swapping between extremes
Luis Enrique proposed that Ferran Torres and Sarabia be permanently swapping bands to surprise, since in the last match the fixed ends were one of the most dangerous weapons in Spain, and Switzerland could have prepared some tactic to stop them. But the fact of exchanging what caused is that Ferran and Sarabia were not comfortable and did not settle in a band.