Is Spain the Best Team Ever?
History was made yesterday when Spain dominated Italy to win their 2nd straight Eurocup and third major international tournament in a row. In the tournament’s history, no team had ever won Eurocup-World cup-Eurocup consecutively, but now one team has. If you watched every minute of yesterday’s Eurocup Final, you might have been thinking to yourself that those two teams shouldn’t have been matched up on the same field, but don’t get to confused because Italy is a fantastic team, Spain just might be the best team ever. There have been some great eras of international teams from countries like Germany, Italy, and France but never has there been an international dynasty as talented and perfect as the Spanish have put together for the past 4 years and counting.
Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Andres Iniesta, and Xavi are the only 4 Spanish players that started and won all 3 major tournament’s dating back to 2008’s Eurocup.
“We won being true to our playing style, and by moving the ball the way we moved it we knew how to take charge of the match,” said Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas, the team’s captain. “What we do is difficult but we make it look easy.” It is the absolute truth. Spain made it look easy the entire tournament. Every single game it seemed as if Spain was just toying with their opponents, letting them hang on to a little bit of hope and then just pouncing on them like a lion attacking its prey.
The real question is that with Spain making history and clearly being the best team in the world by a mile, are they now considered the greatest international team in Soccer history? My opinion is yes! Iker Casillas will have to go down as one of the best goalies in soccer history based solely on the fact that with yesterdays victory he became the only player with 100 international victories. Xavi, Spain’s classy orchestrater at midfield, is without question the best passer the game has to offer.
“We were superior to Italy,” said Xavi, Spain’s most influential player over the last four years. “We played a complete game and perhaps the best of the entire European Championship. We made history.” I also think that this Spain team is the best ever because it got to a point where whatever lineup was put in and whoever was touching the ball, Spain seemed to do no wrong. It seems as if Spain will have most of the important players back for the World Cup 2014 and I don’t see any reason why they would not be the favorites going into it.
I am hoping if you do not agree with our reasoning for Spain being the best team ever then you tell us why and if you feel there is a team that is comparable or even better than this Spanish team please let us know. We would love a good debate!