What do you think about Spain before the tournament (euro cup 2012)?
Especially when 2 of their main player, Carlos Puyol and David Villa can`t play because get injured. Many people are doubt about chance of Spain. When Germany and Netherland play excellent in the qualification, some people predict that maybe Netherland or Germany can take this trophy (trophy of Euro cup 2012). But the result talk to us. Spain once again win the tournament, break the history and make us surprised. Vicente Del Bosque introduced some new tactics and one of the new tactics is the using false nine.
Spain is in group C with Italy, Croatia, and Republic of Ireland. Spain began their start with not good starting I think. They only get 1 point from Italy and Italy lead the game by Antonio Di Natale’s goal. Spain plays weird tactics, when no real forward in their first game. Can you imagine that they play 6 midfielder , 3 of them play as real midfielder and 3 of that play as forward. It is the new tactics I think. How Vicente del Bosque surprised Italy and maybe world. How come the team did not use one or two forward and only push the midfielder take the role of forward?
But the false nine is effective when Torres, Negredo or Llronte can`t convince Vicente Del Bosque. Fabregas plays good and seems can be a good forward...He even scores 2 goals in this tournament. Spain get the hard opponent in Semifinal. How Portugal with Ronaldo can gives trouble for Iker Casillas and the team, and push the game must be ended with penalty shoot-out. Portugal even make fans of Spain worry. I agree with the statement of Paulo Bento that Portugal can go home with a proud.
And the best game of Spain happens in final. How they make Italy like "easy opponent". The two goals in first half and two goals in second half. It is helped too when Italy only plays with 10 men after Thiago Motta (the last change of Italy) get injured and plays only 1 minutes. And Spain once again had completed their mission. The hard mission can be closed with a glory by Spain. Wonderful years for Spain!!