Luis Enrique's Spain crumbled to a heartbreaking defeat against France in the finals of the UEFA Nations League. France came from one goal down to beat Spain as goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe won the trophy for Didier Deschamp's men.
Chelsea duo César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso were in action for Spain tonight as they represented their country in the UEFA Nations League finals. Chelsea fans watched César Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso game against France and noticed some things in his game that they need to learn to improve their performances.
1. César Azpilicueta should offer more in the attack:
César Azpilicueta is arguably one of the best defenders in the world at the moment due to his achievements and exploits with Thomas Tuchel's. César Azpilicueta is a versatile player who has played in the right-back, left-back and centre back throughout his career and has always performed well in any role he played. Defensively he is the best defender in a one-on-one situation but is often criticized for his lack of attacking input.
As a right-back, you have to be defensively good and at the same time be a threat in the attack. The job of a right-back is to defend the right-hand side of the pitch and also link well in with the right-winger when his team is on the attack. While César Azpilicueta is good on the defensive side of his okay, he is very poor in attack and rarely makes attacking contributions in matches.
in today match against France, he was defensively solid but rarely made an impact in the attack and needs to offer more in attack if he wants to be a legend for Spain and Chelsea football club.
2. Marcos Alonso should improve his defensive aspect of the game:
Marcos Alonso is the opposite of César Azpilicueta as he offers a lot in attack but is average in his defensive duties. A left-back should be able to balance the defensive and attacking side of his game in order to keep his team stronger.
Marcos Alonso's overlapping and sluggishness to track back to help out the defence always put Spain in a direction situation whenever teams hit them on the counter as seen in today's match against France. He did well in attack for Spain but was poor in defence, leaving too much space for the likes of Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe to utilize. Marcos Alonso should improve the defensive side of his game if he wants to become a legend for Spain and Chelsea.
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