After Spain's humiliating 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign, many people have called for La Roja to change their style of play to a more direct system.
Spain certainly have the personnel to implement such a system, but one must ask the question of who will be brave enough to change the status-quo.
For a long time, people have described the Spanish national team as merely an international Barcelona.
But as Barcelona have become more predictable and playable, so have Spain. It's evident for all to see that Vicente del Bosque needs to ignore his own ego and implement a direct style.
If the Spanish want to reignite their vicious-streak and get the most out of the ruthless Diego Costa, they must become more direct.
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'Tiki-taka' has become increasingly predictable, whereas direct football can destroy a defence from all angles. It's time for a change. With this change, Spain can become feared once again.
Goalkeeper - David De Gea
Right-back - Juanfran
Left-back - César Azpilicueta
Centre-back - Javi Martínez
Centre-back - Sergio Ramos
Right-midfield - Koke
Left-midfield - Andrés Iniesta
Centre-midfield - Saúl
Centre-midfield - Cesc Fàbregas
Striker - Léo Baptistão
Striker - Diego Costa
Youth and experience
A strong blend of youth and experience gives this team the calmness and vibrancy to take Europe by storm yet again. With the likes of Fàbregas and Iniesta, Spain can keep their flamboyant movement, but the likes of Koke, Saúl and Diego Costa give them vital physicality.
The Spaniards were simply bullied by the Dutch and the tantalising Chileans, but this system will ensure that that does not happen again. Spain can become deadly again, through the right changes and decisions. The only constant is change, and Del Bosque certainly needs to understand this.
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