Spain defeated the UEFA Euro 2020 winner, Italy by 2-1 goals in the semifinal game of the UEFA Nations League and Luis Enrique side was tipped to win the competition. The Spain national team is full of young talents who have been performing excellently in the games they have played. Unfortunately, Spain lost the final against Didier Deschamps side by 2-1 goals.
Spain has not been able to win any silverware since winning the UEFA Euro 2012. Even though Spain had more ball possession, France resilience was in full display as the players continued to play counter-attacks which made Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward, Kylian Mbappe became a threat to Spain defenders. Fortunately, it worked as both players scored to give France the needed victory.
Spain coach, Luis Enrique ought not to have played these two (2) players, Pablo Gaviria, Rodrigo and Mikel Oyarzabai The young Pablo Gaviria made history as Spain youngest player to play an international game for the country when he featured against Italy in the semifinal game. The Barcelona FC midfielder, Pablo Gaviria could not withstand players like Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba and Aurelien Tchouameni in the midfield.
Rather than using Pablo Gaviria and Rodrigo, he ought to have started Koke and Pablo Fornals in the game ahead of these players. Koke has the strength and capability to compete with Paul Pogba in the midfield. It was a gamble to play
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