Originally Posted by maven
I thought Spain played absolutely stupid today.
I have no idea what Del Bosque is doing. It's clear that this team is totally inferior without Villa and Puyol. But instead of sticking some strikers out there that can fly AND are taller than 4 feet (Llorente), he clogs the middle with more midfielders. Granted, those midfielders are probably all top 10 in the world, but without legitimate strikers, they're just good passers.
At this point, Spain's just trying to survive and advance, but without puyol back there to anchor the defense, they'd better score some goals, which means Llorente and Torres flying up the sides. Still, i see the likes of France and England gaining false hope after watching yesterday, not understanding the skill difference that would exist with Spain.