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Spain: Are they set to dominate?

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In recent years Spanish teams and the Spanish national side have enjoyed exceptional success on the field. 

If you look at the Spanish players in England: David Silva, Juan Mata and Michu are amongst the top players in the Premier League.

However, did they come from the top teams in Spain? No. Michu, for example, started his career at Segunda Divison B team Real Oviedo. 

Now at Swansea, he and the other Spanish players at the Liberty Stadium enjoyed an impressive season last year - winning the Capital One Cup. The players from Spain were, in my opinion, the reason behind their success.

So what is it about the Spanish? Is it their tika-taka style of play or just pure technical ability? 

I think young, aspiring footballers in Spain will find it very easy to emulate the talent from the top Spanish players as all they have to do is to step outside and they can watch possibly the best football in the world. 

As well as the inspiration off-the-field, the style on it has definitely helped their fortunes. 

Once Spain utilised Barcelona's passing style of play, they have dominated the world stage and the youngsters at every age level have benefited from this. 

However, it is not all good news for the Spanish. Because of a recent recession and lack of TV money for teams lower than Real Madrid and Barcelona, a lot Spanish teams are in debt and have to sell their top players - as we have seen with the cases of Juan Mata and David Silva. 

On the other hand, this may not affect the standard of the Spanish players and we may still see Spanish domination for years to come.

 

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