The suffocating pressure in the rival field or the attempt to create superiorities with the goalkeeper when it is the opponent who squeezes to break him and discover spaces reveal that, in attack, Spain feels more comfortable running than playing to open a Cartesian retreat like the one he raised Sweden in La Cartuja. In the open field, after overcoming the pressure of Germany (6-0), the team signed the best match of Luis Enrique's second stage. That type of match will not be offered by Poland this Saturday in the second match of this European Championship. La Roja will face another team that will try to force it to play static attacks very frequently.
With disparate results, the duel against the Swedes showed that the coaching staff gave a supine importance to the game on the wings as a solution to Janne Andersson's approach.
The same as expected from the Poland coach, the Portuguese Paulo Sousa.
“It may be that everyone copies that way of playing us.
We have a very clear idea of the game, we know what we are good at and we are going to reflect it on the field, moving the ball quickly from side to side, attacking the spaces when there is and arriving with people to attack.
If they plagiarize Sweden, we will continue with the same idea, ”Sarabia warned this Thursday.
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The explanation of the extreme of PSG is the X-ray of some of the improvements that Luis Enrique has demanded of his players after the opening tie with the Swedes. Against Poland, Spain will have to disarm another withdrawn and very physical team. “It has a lot of difficulty to overcome a team that withdraws. Personally, I have been living in Paris for the last two years and with the national team they fall back a lot because of the way we play. We play with long possessions and it is very difficult to impose our football if you have 10 and the goalkeeper in his field, "continued Sarabia, who insisted on the solution to knock down the Polish defense:" We have to give rhythm of the game and move them aside. to another so that they get disordered and look for the free spaces ”.
Again, the extremes will be fundamental in the attack plan of the Asturian coach. Against Sweden, from the start, it was Ferran Torres and Dani Olmo who were chosen. The Leipzig striker is one of the footballers in whom the coach has the most faith, so much so that it would be a surprise if he was not used to blow the Polish bolt. Olmo is one of the strikers who has best internalized the coach's offensive script. Against the Swedes he was the most active. Luis Enrique has had no problem using it in a match as a third midfielder or as a false nine. "He is very versatile, he can play as a false nine, on either side, indoors ... He is a player of high technical level, who does not lose the ball, who usually chooses his actions well, who has a goal, who has a quality and that he has very good defensive work.It is very complete, ”the Asturian coach recently praised him. Julian Nagelsmann, the coach with whom he has obtained the runner-up in the Bundesliga and the German Cup, has enhanced that versatility that has captivated Luis Enrique.
Overflow and goal
The functions of Olmo and Ferran Torres, due to their placement, were different. The City attacker, except for the nine minutes he played before being replaced, played closer to the lime line than Olmo to facilitate the connection that Luis Enrique looked for inside with Koke and Marcos Llorente. Although he played in his natural profile, Ferran Torres was more of a third support in the triangulations for Atlético's society and a player in the finishing areas when the attack came from the left, than a winger to overflow. "The wingers do not have to stay in the assists, we also have to score goals. When you come to the national team, the coach can ask you to play outside or inside and we have both repertoires. That is good so that the rival does not know where you are going to start or how you are going to attack him ”,The Valencian winger confessed in November in an interview with this newspaper. As with Dani Olmo, Luis Enrique also has a strong belief in the abilities of Ferran Torres, polished by Guardiola this course.
“The wingers and the striker are the players who have to be definitive.
The wingers have to give amplitude against withdrawn teams, be definitive, take centers and try to reach a goal, ”Sarabia abounds, to whom the coach's rotations can grant the title against Poland.
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