After watchin the rerun of the Spain - Paraguay game, in a not un-depressed state, I realized that nor Villa, nor Xavi are the best players of the team, its clealy Don Andres Iniesta. That man has the most amazing touch, vision, dribbling skills, shot, rythim, pace, he has it all!!!! He's more offensive than Xavi, and basically I consider him a better Xavi (atm). The thing with Spain though, if you happen to close Iniesta down, Xavi will step up, with similar quaities (touch,control,piercing-passes) if you shut him down, you have Xabi, Busquets, Cesc, you have to many world class players with the right qualities to win. They are all outstanding to be honest, not one deserves "the best of the team" title, and I think that's exactly what makes them different from the rest. Imo Iniesta was the best vs Paraguay, and seriously performed like one of the best in the world, but anyone to be honest can change a game. They all have killer vision, beautiful touch, wonderful control and receiving, and just have tiki-taka in their mind, which is the best football to play. Just when the other team, expects another pass laterally, then one player that could be anyone, either sends a missil pass through 5 and finds Villa for danger, or simply desides to beat a man and suddenly the opposing team is found flat footed....
This is the biggest obstacle Germany will have to face, and I see them in trouble to be honest. Too many cracks in Spain.
The counterattack strategy wont work either cause Spain is pretty solid in the back. Busquets and Alonso all have defensive traitss and are defensive midfielders. Then in the back you have Puyol who isn't nicnkamed "Tarzan" or "Shark" for nothing. Pique is one of the best in the world, and Sergio Ramos is fu**in solid with a capital S. Capdevilla is pretty good back there, and he's starting for a reason since Del Bosque has him in there for a reason..... There you have 6 defensive players that I trust will shut down germany pretty well. Plus, with spain possesing so much germany wont be attacking as much.
The counterattacking strategy wont work, and I've stated why.
Germany will spend much less time with the ball, therefor attack much less, control less the game.
This well level things up if not tilt them towards Spain's side.
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