Milla: Euro 2012 comparisons ‘unfair’

Luis Milla believes comparisons between Spain’s Olympic team and the side that won Euro 2012 last weekend are 'unfair'.

The 46-year-old named his squad on Tuesday for the two friendlies with Senegal and Mexico prior to the London games, and insists expectations his players will emulate their victorious counterparts from Poland and Ukraine are unreasonable.

“The national team is one that I think everyone will have in their memories and this is another team where we seek technical similarities and characteristics – but it is not the same,” he told assembled media.

“We want to play in a similar manner but to put us under pressure and demand the same is unfair.”

Nonetheless, Milla will be taking three players who were part of Vicente Del Bosque’s squad for Euro 2012 – Javi Martinez, Juan Mata and Jordi Alba – and cited them as an example.

“This week they were celebrating winning the trophy and I think for them to come from the national team to the Olympic team is exemplary.

“They will have some time off then join up with us on July 14. They are an example to the other young players,” he added.

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