Xabi Alonso’s goals against France provide justification for Vicente del Bosque’s faith in a midfield double pivot, writes Kieran Canning.
Mauricio Pochettino remained loyal to Espanyol this week but Kieran Canning asks if can he realistically take them to the next level.
Spain may have endured a less-than-simple preparation for Euro 2012, but in doing so, they may have also unearthed a future star, says Kieran Canning.
Kieran Canning profiles Santi Cazorla, Spain’s hidden midfield gem whose influence was felt this season at both past and present employers.
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