The defending champions World champions Spain face a huge challenge in trying to retain the title this year, with many wondering if they have what it takes to beat the likes of Germany and Brazil.
In my mind, if Spain are to win it they would need a world-class striker because their current strikers aren’t firing at all cylinders.
The Brazilian born striker Diego Costa recently changed his alliance to Spain and is now eligible to play for them and though he will probably be the most hated man in Brazil he could be the most liked for the reigning World champions.
At the moment he is the most wanted striker in the world, with many clubs including the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea fighting for his services. Costa will not only bring Spain the dominating player they need in their frontline, but more importantly he will bring them goals.
He is almost single handedly helping Atletico Madrid compete in La Liga and if he had to leave they would surely struggle to maintain their position at the league's summit.
However though many agree Spain need him, others will say that they don’t because they have Alvaro Negredo ('the Beast' as he's known in Spain). The Manchester City man is preforming just as well as Costa at the moment and it will likely come down to who is in better form come the start of the World Cup as to who gets the nod to lead the line for their country.
Negredo can boast to being one of the best strikers in the Premier League on current form and he, like Diego Costa, is a notorious goal scorer - he’s done it for Sevilla and he is continuing to do it for City.
If the two of them can be taught to adapt to one another's styles and co-exist in the same starting XI, Spain will most definitely have the firepower at their disposal to repeat their heroics of four years ago.
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