Good because it is the one you see the most when it fails, either because they have wanted to do it before, or because of a profound absence of serious football analysis, the center of criticism of the Spanish selection is being Alvaro Morata in this Eurocup.
That does not mean that the fault of the situation that the national team is going through is theirs, or not at least 100%, since as it was seen against Poland, in this team there are more fundamental problems and, with it, several indicated.
That he is not the only culprit, much less does it mean that he is innocent. Morata continues to suffer from a serious goal problem when he faces the final meters.
Although he scored the first Spanish goal of this European Championship (validated by the WHERE because he did it to the limit of offside, your comfort zone), the play was born from the boots of a Gerard Moreno heeled to band, which although he complied without problems, is not his usual position. He pushed her because he was perfectly positioned.
The inexplicability of his failure to empty goal on missed penalty precisely because of Moreno is another question. With Szczesny defeated and all in favor, incomprehensibly sent him away. That is not the fault of public whistles or opinions in the media.
There are few elite coaches in Spain with the personality of Luis Enrique. Proof of this is his blind trust in Morata, which the footballer thanked him with an eloquent hug in the goal celebration. However, for wanting to be right, he has not been able to adopt solutions to the parties that have become difficult for him. Personality and stubbornness are separated by a fine line.
From the moment of the list of summoned generated some controversy due to the absences (not so much that of Sergio Ramos, but also), and in his decisions in the two games played, it has been seen that he does not find the key to unblock the matches that get uphill.
After the fiasco in Sweden, Luis Enrique repeated eleven, changing to Ferran Torres by Gerard Moreno. Structurally, it was the same team that had already failed.
The image of a Aymeric Laporte weak and outgunned like a juvenile when Robert Lewandowski scored the tying goal makes it clear that this defense is far from the one they formed Pique, Ramos Y Puyol in the glory years.
The nationalized Spanish-French and Pau Torres (Luis Enrique’s central centrals, although there are not many alternatives either) do not pose a big problem for rival attackers, who with little generate more danger than they should. Fortunately, Unai Simon yes he seems to be more savvy and nobody misses David De Gea.
The spare parts of the party on the part of Spain were Ferrán Torres, Fabián, Sarabia and Oyarzábal. Far from revolutionizing the meeting (in the old days when they Cesc O David Silva yes changes were noticed), the game was more of the same.
It is not so much due to a lack of quality, which they obviously have, but because none of them is a differential player of which it can serve as a trigger when the situation requires it. In terms of football, this team is a good group but a key player is missing. Would things change if Adama Traoré starts to count more? Possibly not, but to try …
The absence of Sergio Ramos, beyond the purely football, has detracted from the national team. Sergio Busquets Y Jordi Alba have character, but not charisma or ancestry over their peers to hit four voices in the locker room let them revolutionize.
In moments of crisis, and Luis Enrique knows it, a good captain can be decisiveNot so much because of what he can do on the field, but also because of how he can motivate his teammates. The absence of a reference to take a step forward also explains, in part, the disaffection that the public has with this group.