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Spain The Most Boring Team In Football?
Spain Football Team Boring?
Spain football team boring? After watching the Spain football game against France in the Euro's I thought Spain's football was boring too. The most exciting thing about it was the penalty shoot out. I wasn't surprised to hear the debate being opened, in the lead up to the final with Italy, by the commentary team of the particular coverage I watched. One of the main reasons for Spain being so boring was a result of them playing with six midfielder and two defenders. The style of play that Spain used is what is called Tika-Taka Football. The idea being that you keep the ball constantly wearing down your opponents, as they try to constantly and hopefully unsuccessfully get possession of the ball. Then when a telling opening presents itself you deliver the killer blow.
The problem with this style of football is that if your opponent are clued up and don't want to chase the ball and simply sit and defend then you are going to have a lot of trouble breaking down your opponents. As was the case with France. I don't think anyone could suggest that the final was boring. Italy fancied their chances after a great victory against England and they came out to take on the Spanish. This played into Spain's hands whom were fresher after a longer rest period between matches and were definitely not boring scoring Four brilliant goals to which Italy had no reply to.
But the question still remains Is the Spain football team boring to watch? Well my opinion is they sure can be when teams don't know how to counter them and play the boring defensive game themselves. Spain have developed their Tika-Taka style of play into an art form, showing exceptional skill. Many other teams simply don't have the skill or the players to play this style of football and have great difficulty playing against it. Maybe soon will come the time when some teams will try playing with six defenders and no strikers to counter Spain. I really hope not but I can see it coming. I think Spain are an exceptional football team and many great teams and individuals have been labelled boring in the past. I think when we see the same team winning constantly it can get boring, maybe this is the main reason some are getting bored with the Spanish style of Football.
Spain Football Team Boring? A Conclusion
My opinion is history will look back on Spain's football dominance more kindly, winning three tournaments consecutively has never been done and sure the manner in which they won the most recent final shows they are not boring. We often do not appreciate great teams and talent until many years after they have been and gone. I personally blame Spain's opponents and the rest of the footballing world when Spain appear boring it must be just as frustrating for them to see teams they play against resign themselves to just defending. Hoping not to be embarrassed too much on world wide television. I don't blame Spain for not giving the ball away cheaply, possession is a sure fire way to victory the majority of times. I think it's up to the rest of the footballing nations to catch up to Spain and be a bit more imaginative and courageous when playing against them. So In my humble opinion I say definitely no to Spain and their football team being boring.