WATCH FULL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF SPAIN VS COSTA RICA- SPAIN 7-0 COSTA RICA
A classic Spanish performance. The team’s most outstanding performance to date?
There were three goals in the first half and four in the second, but I’d argue that the performance before intermission was even better.
A flawless performance from Luis Enrique’s team, who were sharp and efficient in possession but possibly even more outstanding without the ball.
When they were in possession of the ball, which happened infrequently, they constantly pressed to reclaim it by finding space between and in behind the Costa Rican defense and midfield. Every time his team steps onto the pitch, Luis Enrique wants them to play that way.
A game Costa Rica will never forget,
They started the game with a back five defense but had to change their strategy after just 11 minutes. Because they had so little time with the ball, it’s difficult to argue that Luis Fernando Suárez’s team played poorly, but they had a lot of trouble containing Spain’s passing and movement.
A game for them to quickly dismiss from their minds as possible ahead of their next match.
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