After the Spanish Football Teams second Group match against Ireland & with a 4- 0 victory, SPAIN returns as odds on favourites around the betting houses & the World Sports media claiming that they are on other level. So what happened?
|Spain Football Team Euro 2012|
They won. Winning is the only common dominator for putting your face full of sh*t if you loss or in lifting the team to the Football Olympus if they win. This is natural, part of all Sport, the way media excites the fans to buy content & generate TV space & something to talk about. What could be a worry at "Camp Spain" is the "sense of believing all the hype" so early into the competition with still a dangerous Croatia ahead to secure the Group qualification. A bad match here, or worst still, a loss could spell a possible elimination by Spain that will bring back all the black clouds & sentence the team.
Although we can have faith that Coach, technical staff & players as sufficiently experienced to "keep their feet on the ground", the outside noise is inflated & perhaps exaggerated:
"I have no doubt about Spain" (Albertini: Italy)
"If the Spanish Football team has the ball, they are practically unbeatable" (Martin Peton: Spanish Football Commentator)
"The play of the Spanish Football team does not belong to this World" (Richard Dunne: Irish International)
".. everything points for a repeat the the 2008 Final" (Jose Mourinho)
Just four comments picked out of many practically already giving the Spanish team the Euro title.
Need to shield from these accolades & keep the mind focused on the job ahead. Let´s not forget - & I say this will all my respects - Spain won against Ireland, one of the less stronger squads in the competition. Again lets not forget as well, that the sub- World Champions Holland has been knocked out of the competition. Lastly, lets not forget either, that to win a tournament of this dimension "luck" always plays a vital role & luck has no colours.
Let´s all try & bring down the euphoria & just enjoy the Football Spain turns on when in the groove. I agree, when they turn-on the magic it is mind-boggling & out of space. But, they too can have a bad day & that day could occur in the next game or any of the upcoming matches if they manage to pass the next.