Even with the poor performance in the last World Cup, we can still say that Spain is one of the favourites to win the Euros. We know what you all are expecting, to see a champion in the host team France, or this year’s promising English side, or even the reigning world champions, Germany. Plus yes, we know what you are all saying, this isn’t the same Spanish team that ruled the world football stage in 2008 and 2012. But don’t be fooled, Barcelona’s DNA is still in this team, and this is great news for Spain. Not only have we got Jordi Alba and Pique featuring in defence, but we’ve got two masters on the ball who will rule the midfield; Iniesta and Busquets. Although players like Bartra, Thiago Alcantara, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro are no longer at Barcelona, they continue to carry the Barcelona DNA at their core. We possess players who play with the 'tiki-taka' philosophy, dictating the pace of the game by maintaining possession and constant pressure combined with some of the best players from Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid like Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, and Koke. Not to mention the promising youngsters from other top European clubs like Bellerin, Morata, and De Gea.
Many of you are expecting to see Belgium fare as well they did in the last World Cup and see other young stars like Pogba and Carrasco be the heroes of this tournament, but what we expect, is the 'European Treble.' Here is a Spanish side that has an astonishing mix of experience and fresh, young talent. Don’t underestimate Spain in this year’s Euros. With Barcelona DNA at its core, anything is possible.