England, the youngest and exciting team in the World
Nobody seems to put them in the pools of big favorites. His last performances in major championships are hardly remembered, they have not reached a World Cup semifinal since 1990 and European from 1996, at home. To make matters worse, they are framed in the group of the death next to Italy and Uruguay and with the climate like worse enemy because above they will compete in cities like Manaus. But no one gets wrong, England is in this World Cup, It is covered and can be the great revelation, the new Spain.
Why? Because this time is not the usual. England leads veterans, yes. It's Lampard, Gerrard but in his squad 23 for the World Cup it takes 8 players below 23 years and 12 have not passed the 25 years. A total revolution based on youth, in talent, in hunger and in the desire to change once and for all the bad results of the last appointments.
On defense, the pross bet on Luke Shaw, (18 years and compared to Bale for his tremendous power on the left wing) and the most experienced, Phil Jones, the new Terry, that their 22 years you already know what it is to wear the flower elastic more than a dozen times. Maybe is, the midfield the cornerstone of this project.
Talent and physique combined in equal parts. Ross Barkley have 20 years and from him the best is expected. Key piece of Roberto Martínez's Everton, we are talking about a player of proven quality and ease of seeing the door. A future candidate for the Ballon d'Or. Raheem Sterling it's something else. At 19 years, this boy born in Kingston (Jamaica) offers devilish speed and tremendous rhythm that becomes unstoppable for defenders. If we add that it has a goal, as we have seen in Liverpool, we see that it has what every footballer dreams of.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain it's speed too. A born extreme that is the replacement of Theo Walcott (who is nothing greater at all) at Arsenal and it hardly goes beyond the 20 years and you know what it's like to be an absolute international more than 15 times and score goals with the pross. England is scary and it's partly thanks to talents like Jack Wilshere (22 years). Left behind the injury that prevented him from going to the Eurocup, with 22 years it seems that Brazil may be the place to take over from the Lampard and Gerrard. There is no lack of conditions for a boy with enormous control of the ball, good handling of the long and short pass and goal.
Goal that two other talents also have in South America this June. Jordan Henderson (23), whose final part of the season has been more than notable with a wide offensive presence and Danny Wellbeck, the very strong striker of United who also 23 years complements a great forward with the consolidated Wayne Rooney and another young man who has devastated: Daniel Sturridge, more of 20 goals to their 24 springs with Liverpool sharing attack with Luis Suárez.
England has invested in the future and it will be sooner rather than later when it begins to bear fruit. In 1966 won the World Cup…curiously the same as Atlético la Liga, Real Madrid the European Cup, Betis descended, Deportivo went up and Austria won Eurovision. I leave it here.