The list of Del Bosque for the World Cup in Brazil 2014, Will the best?
Vicente del Bosque has revealed the mystery. The Spanish coach, released the list of 23 players who will defend the Spanish shirt in addition to the title of champion in the World Cup 2014. The Salamanca technician, little given to revolutions or changes, gives continuity to the block that has given so much success to Spanish football in the last six years. The question is: Are those in the best shape going or has the hierarchy predominated when making the list??.
The head of the Spanish team gave an initial list of players from which he had to make several discards. Finally, other Iturraspe (Athletic), Jesús Navas and Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City), Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid), Gerard Deulofeu (Everton/Barça), Thiago Alcantara (Bayern), Fernando llorente (Juventus) and Alberto Moreno (Sevilla) were the discards, some of them forced by injury.
Del Bosque's final roster is as follows:
Pepe Reina (Naples)
David De Gea (Manchester United)
Casillas (Real Madrid)
Gerard Piqué (Barcelona)
Raul Albiol (Naples)
Javier Martínez (Bayern Munich)
Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
César Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Juanfran Torres (Atlético)
Xavi Hernandez (Barcelona)
Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
Sergio Busquets (Barcelona)
Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona)
Juan Mata (Manchester United)
David Silva (Manchester City)
Pedro Rodriguez (Barcelona)
Xabi Alonso (Real Madrid)
Diego Costa (Atlético)
David Villa (Atlético)
Fernando Torres (Chelsea)
The coach's list leaves at least surprises or room for speculation, perhaps where more in the front. Villa and Torres have experienced the weakest seasons in history. David Villa has scored 15 goals in 47 official matches and his last goal with Atlético de Madrid was scored by 8 of March. In the twilight of his career, He will go to play in a minor league like the one in the US. Fernando Torres has not been able to enjoy ownership and has scored 11 goals in 41 matches with Chelsea. Álvaro Negredo, the discarded one, has scored 23 goals in 44 official matches, three less than Villa and Torres combined.
If we look for other Spanish forwards with less name and “status” but with numbers much higher than those of Torres and Villa we find : Aduritz con 16 goals in just 31 League matches, Nolito with 14 in 35, Oriol Riera with 13 in 37, Sergio García with 12 in 37 and the spectacular Jonathan Soriano who has scored 40 goals, 8 of them in the Europa League with Red Bull Salzburg.
In the case of Diego Costa, The Spanish-Brazilian has had a spectacular season but has reached the end of it with just enough fuel, so much so that he had to retire injured in the two most important games of the season for Atlético de Madrid, where the League and the Champions were decided. A big risk for Spain?, Del Bosque has the answer.
One could also debate the merits of others who are regulars in the big events but who then never enjoy minutes like Reina or Albiol and even the inactivity of Casillas, the national team's starting goalkeeper and substitute at Real Madrid where he has only played in the Cup. of the King and the Champions, yes indeed, just the two titles that the white club has won. In League, only two games. Others like Xavi, They are very far from being who they were.
All this will surely be forgotten if Spain wins the World Cup again, but ultimately and the question we want to ask you., our readers is: Do the best really go to the Spanish team or does the hierarchy and what has been won so far weigh more for Del Bosque??. Give your opinion and vote.