Spain held 64% of ball possession within the sport towards Germany that was drawn 1-1. Spain made 634 passes with 85% of them correct, in line with SofaScore.
No surprise, Marca, Spanish each day sports activities newspaper, has been raving about them put up sport, with caveats.
“We’re not going to die of concern,” Luis Enrique had stated … However be ready to undergo. As a result of that’s what Spain are, a crew that play on the wire. In the event that they lose, it will likely be by going ahead, attacking. And sure, many will say that the cemetery is stuffed with the courageous, however there’s nothing extra lovely than enjoying the best way Spain play,” Marca’s soccer author Juan Ignacio Garcia-Ochoa famous in his report of the sport.
Within the first half, particularly, Spain was all around the subject, with their precision passing. Pedro González López, identified merely as Pedri, was the masterful orchestrator. By no means nonetheless, he would faucet, run, gather the return move or materialise forward to gather it. If one factor was lacking in Spain, it was the end. They offset that by bringing on Morata as an alternative, permitting a focus for his or her passes as a finisher. And he did rating the aim.
“Spectacular to look at, efficient in 90 p.c of the actions, however dangerous as hell. These mixtures between Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Dani Carvajal and Unai Simon on the aim line with two opponents urgent are copyright of the nationwide crew, however very dangerous for followers’ well being,” Marca famous.
In addition they raved about Dani Olmo. “Thank goodness Luis Enrique is aware of the way to use him. Olmo has acquired all of it: he’s acquired tempo, motion, timing, acceleration, endurance, that closing move and a goalscoring menace. As a winger or striker, he’s at all times an issue for opposing defences. Towards Germany he was Spain’s finest participant within the first half and got here near scoring with a missile that hit crossbar. Let’s hope to see him in LaLiga quickly!”
The Madrid-based sports activities each day ‘As’ wasn’t as effusive. They use the expression “crystal jaw”, just like the ‘glass chin’ analogy, usually used to explain those that can’t take successful. ‘As’ reckons it’s the issue Spain can have in the remainder of the competitors, presumably after the opponents rating.
Usually, although, there appears to be an air of optimism within the Spanish press about their crew.