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Spain is about to prove itself the king of European football once more as all Spanish teams are playing in the prestigious Champions League final. Roberto Martinez, the Everton manager reckoned that they can go on and conquer the world.
Last summer when the Germans dominated the Champions league, the Everton manager maintained reports of the death of Spanish football was exaggerated greatly.
As Real Madrid face Atletico Madrid in tonight’s Champions league final, Roberto Martinez believes it is an appetizing taste of what is to come in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, next month.
Martinez is amazed with this Spain national team new generation , not just down to talent and a way of playing but to the mentality of the Spanish players.
The generation with last chance players like Xabi Alonso, Xavi, Casillas that has a unique opportunity to be the first European team to win World Cup in South America.
Martinez clarified,“I believe this Spanish team is moved by targets. They wanted to win the first European Championships, then the first World Cup, then three tournaments in a row. Now the Spain national team have the final target to be the first European team to win the World Cup in South America.”
This season Atletico Madrid have been the revelation in Spanish football, but their Star footballer Diego Costa staying in a major injury doubt. In this situation many are predicting Real will establish old order in Tonight’s final.
Roberto Martinez believes Diego Costa will be a key figure not only in the final but also in the World Cup in Brazil, where he believes the powerful footballer will help his adopted country adapt to the conditions.
Diego Costa, as an ex-Brazilian hopefully is going to bring lots of spice in the upcoming tournament and against Brazil when they need a way to get out of their own half, they will be able to add that to their play. Although the conditions out there are much different, this will force Spain national team to find different solution and the addition of Diego Costa may prove very much helpful.
” I do believe the weather condition and South America way of playing means they will need more of an unknown quantity. Costa brings that.”