There are six days until the end of the Eurocup and Spain will play a place in the grand final at Wembley. If we look back at the start of the tournament, few were those who bet on this team. France, Portugal, Germany or even Belgium appeared as the favorites to be European champions, but at the moment of truth the one that is there is Spain. That this team has reached the semifinals is a success that many of us thought would not happen, and now Italy awaits us.
The confrontations between Spain and Italy have taken a different course since that penalty shootout in 2008 and they are no longer our black beast, now they look at us with respect. It may be that in the last one it was the azzurra who took the cat to the water, but that final of 2012 still makes a dent in them. And if La Roja has already left them without a title and beat them in a penalty shootout, they can do it again. At the moment of truth, Spain is coming face to face, in just five games Luis Enrique’s team has taken a leap and day by day it has given us reason to believe in this team and to think that eliminating Italy is possible . The positive of Busquets? He is expected and with him the team d even guro 180º. What Spain does not have a goal? Well, it is the highest scoring team in the tournament. That the goalkeeper makes a mistake that is difficult to explain? Well, he is replenished and the next game he is elected MVP.
Spain eliminated Switzerland in the penalty shootout / SOPA Images / Getty Images
There was little optimism with this team but in the end they managed to hook us and if this team is showing us something, it is that we always have to believe. With his strengths and weaknesses, he has overcome all obstacles to return to a semi-final after two World Cups and a European Championship in which we returned home earlier than expected. The entire country has reason to believe that this team will play in the final of the European Championship. Luis Enrique believes in his players and the footballers also believe that it is possible to defeat the Italians once again, and precisely this group does not shrink from difficulties. Today he will measure his strength with a rival of the same height, who will not lock himself back and there the La Roja players will bring out his quality.
Today is a great game day, one of those you look forward to with hope and optimism. The coach knows it, the players know it and the fans know it. Today more than ever the entire country is with its team and they can give us another night of glory. Come on Spain, yes you can!
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