|Luiz Fernandez: "ESP debate is not about false nine, but why they play with two holding midfielders"|
Many people are saying that this spain squad looks like Barcelona without Messi. Well, I don't know if they don't watch closely Barcelona's games or just doesn't understand that Barcelona never plays with 2 Pivots (defensive midfielders) which Spain does, using Both Xabi Alonso and Sergio Busquets, which automaticly takes away one of their attacking player in the build up.
|No need there to play 2 Pivots behind Xavi who struggled to find the pass, whereas one of the could be replace for example Pedro, who could stretch the game and give them another dimension. (come to this later)|
Typical Spain attack and show that 2 Pivots are redundant most part of the game.
|Xabi & Busquets always stay close to eachother and behind Xavi. In the attacking part in just takes away one of the attacker and one of them are usually redundant.|