Spain has just received a huge blow after its abruptly bad defeat in FIFA 2014 and the followers of Spain are still found in shock for how the things have turned out to be for one of the best countries known in the domain of Football. If you have been following the FIFA 2014 strictly, below shared are 5 major reasons that you should know contributed in why Spain Could not Make up for FIFA 2014.
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05. Over Confidence of The Team
Since we all known Spain was the reigning champion of FIFA world cup 2010 and was also the winner of Euro Cup 2012 and so the major reason of their downfall is that they let this victory get to their heads. They thought it will be easy to beat Netherlands but they were the ones who got crushed. The players were highly discouraged and their passion was low on the field which resulted in their very poor performance.
04. Past Was Dictated By Vicente del Bosque
He was the one who relied on the previous performance of the team and made a little change in the formation as well as lineup. He put younger place in the place of those who were on their last legs and ignored to make any required changes in the halves.
03. Strikers Were Not Finishers At All
During the FIFA world cup 2010, the best striker of Spain was David Villa and so this year his absence was truly troublesome for the team. Spain needed someone like him to get close to the net and make bad passes instead of shooting. Although Spain was able to score one goal in the span of two matches which was only because of the penalty kick they got.
02. No Chemistry Between New Players
Though there were a lot of veterans playing in the team, but Vicente del Bosque brought in some of the fresh talent to play as well. Diego costa was the major new player of the team but he faced great trouble meshing in between other players and so no proper chemistry was built between all of them.
01. Defense Could Not Do Its Job Appropriately
Instead of putting the entire blame on Iker Casillas, it should be noted that most of the faults were of the back line as well. Though Casillas missed many goals during their play with Netherlands but even in those circumstances the defenders were nowhere to be found apart from the fact that Spain has some great defenders in their team.