|Juan Mata for Spain|
The Nations which have qualified from Group D are Japan & Honduras, two teams which most probably under different circumstances Spain would have won comfortably.
Locally the easy criticism will slowly surface - its the national sport in Spain - & some will begin to "put the boot into the side". Perhaps we all forget that the majority of the players are in their early 20s & have not the experience of the "big time". Also the three European Champions ( Martinez, Alba & Mata ) did not live up to their status & here to food for thought.
My only observation was that the Spanish youngsters before the start of the Olympics looked to "loose" & not tense enough for the competition. The "easy-going" way of things & the favourite tag beforehand played a negative part & the youngsters paid for it in a big manner.
There is no doubt that this is a "Spanish Football Disaster" but far from & light years away from find reason to now start to criticise Spanish Football as a whole, it is just a slip on the way. Better to congratulate the winning & qualifying teams & wish them luck, & the Spanish side better look onto bigger pastures like the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup, which needs to be qualified for beforehand.