Atime that the September exams begin to be part of the memory, of the summer nightmares of the students who were not able to solve the course in natural times, The Spanish team wants to have demanding tests in September.
Tonight the selection closes the demanding first stage of the League of Nations. Four exams in just 11 days, with forces to the limit for all teamswith the players trying to rest at any time they have free and games in which the boxes of surprises have been opened.
Spain arrives at this fourth round two points behind Portugal because of the draw in Prague. But Iigo Martínez’s goal was enormously valuable. So much so that the team has better beat the Czech Republic at home tonight to take the final exams in September depending on itself. With the victory, he will not care what Portugal does in Geneva tonight. Because in the worst case, he would still be two points behind Cristiano and company. The accounts would be clear: win in Zaragoza on September 24 against Switzerland and three days later against Portugal in Braga.
The field factor now passes in favor of La Roja. Their next two games are at home, while the Portuguese will have to defend their lead before hosting Spain in Geneva and Prague.
Tiredness and turnover
At this point in the movie everyone knows that Luis Enrique once again exhausted his team’s cocktail shaker. It is a record of his way of understanding football and managing the locker room. But now the need is dire. The tiredness has been noticeable in all the games and in all the teams. “Spain has made us work hard, to the point of exhaustion. And that at this stage of the season is very hard,” explained Murat Yakin, Switzerland coach after last Thursday’s game.
Luis Enrique has completely changed the defense in the three games. The change of laterals is something habitual in the dynamics of the selection. With the centrals, more without Laporte, the rotation wins integers.
Ferran looks for the goal
With the fans delivered to Gavi -headline in Seville, Prague and Geneva, like Unai Simón and Sarabia-, Luis Enrique will measure his strength to see if his energy gives him to repeat again.
That force of Gavi is looking for her a Ferran who walks with a sore ankle. The Valencian seeks to end the fight he has now with the goal, his best quality.
For the second time since it debuted with Spain, September 2020, chain four games without scoring. Then you wiped out that streak with his three goals against Germany in the 6-0 win at La Cartuja. Tonight, at La Rosaleda, the 11th of Spain has a challenge.