There are lots of teams coming into this year’s Euros that are hyped up. People are looking forward to seeing whether or not this new Belgian generation is ready to make it to the next level, or if the fresh, rejuvenated English side will finally have a good run in an international tournament.
Then there are the players that could potentially have breakout performances in this competition; Vardy, Carrasco, Rashford, Pogba, Kane. But you know what? Spain also has these promising prospects with names like Koke, Thiago, Bellerín, and Morata. These players have been a major factor in their respective top European clubs in recent seasons. But perhaps Spain’s biggest foot up on the others is that their young stars will be playing alongside some of the best in the game. Spain already possesses the most dominant players in the world in crucial positions. There stands no other like Busquets or Iniesta out there. Nor a duo like Ramos and Pique. De Gea is arguably the most consistent keeper in football today. Not to mention that no other team has won back to back Euros. This summer, there will not be any team in France with the mixture of experience and fresh blood that Spain has. Somehow, we’ve managed to fly under the radar coming into this tournament. No one considers us a leading favourite and we assume it’s because you’re tired of watching our players lifting trophies. If we nailed it again, Europe would have to figure out another sport to avoid starting a new war. But don’t say basketball, either.