SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC FOOTBALL | SPAIN GOES HOME | SPAIN 0 MOROCCO 0

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC FOOTBALL | SPAIN GOES HOME | SPAIN 0 MOROCCO 0

The SPANISH FOOTBALL OLYMPIC TEAM goes home & last placed in their Group after drawing 0 - 0 in the last 2012 London Olympics match against MOROCCO. This is a real down to earth situation which put the Spanish youngsters perhaps into their place. The most significant aspect however is that Spain has not scored one single goal in all their Group games & this is for deep analysis.

Spain Olympics 2012
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.

  

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