Spain got their Confederations Cup campaign off to a flying start with a 2-1 win over Uruguay in Brazil, but the scoreline doesn’t fully show quite how dominant their performance was.
It wasn’t until the last few minutes that Iker Casillas was finally beaten, and that came after an entire game where he had to make just one save. Any doubts that the Spanish quality of football and their ability to beat the best sides had dropped off in recent times were silenced as they controlled the game from start to finish.
Uruguay are no push overs as we all know, but Spain didn’t give them a look in. Their domination of possession is quite incredible. The team’s ability to find a pass in any position and somehow wriggle out of the tightest spaces was once again captivating, and it seems every time you watch Spain, you are hit once again by the sheer excellence that they possess.
It is impossible and ludicrous to even question Spain’s chances of success at the World Cup next year, as this squad has a depth that is quite simply unmatchable. They’ll come up against tough tasks on the road to back-to-back World Cups, but the options that Vincente Del Bosque has is something special.
You see the likes of Jesus Navas and Santi Carzola warming up and think that’s impressive, but then remember that they have David Silva, Juan Mata and further options in their U21 squad that could be suitable alternatives to their unmatchable first-choice midfield.
Next up for Spain is Tahiti, who are all but an amateur side, so it could be quite a score line. Don’t miss it.