It’s been years since the Spanish team looked like they did tonight (Tuesday) at Hampden Park. La Roja suffered a disappointing 2:0 defeat by Scotland in the second round of Euro 2024 qualifiers, after a brace from Scott McTominay. The Spaniards struggled a lot tonight in Glasgow and finally ended up with a loss, which of course caused anger in the Spanish media, which expected three points.
“Not plan A, not plan B and not plan C. The new Spain of Luis de la Fuente provided a sad evening in Scotland,” wrote the Spanish brand, where they cited the coach as one of the main causes of the loss, “in the stadium where Zidane lifted a trophy, de la Fuente put on a skirt and tried to provide a ‘brave heart’ style revolution. The coach changed the starting line-up he put on the grass full of potholes in Glasgow.”
On the turf, it was Pedro Porro who took most of the fire. AS wrote: “He was unlucky to slip and set up the first goal for McTominay, but beyond that he got lost in unnecessary arguments, friction with the players and trouble. He was replaced at halftime.” The one who was marked favorably in the ranks of Spain was Joselu: “He tried and tried and emptied his tank, but he did not register the same success that he registered against Norway.”
At the end of the game, the player of the Spanish national team, Danny Sabaios, commented on the painful loss: “I think it is a very painful loss for us. We wanted to control the game in the beginning, but we moved slowly and they, on the other hand, played well and found the goal. This goal changed the game.”
The one who supported the national team after its loss was the legend of the past and the former captain, Iker Casillas, who tweeted at the end of the game words of support for the coach and his apprentices: “On Saturday, Spain was on its way to win the fourth Euro in history and no one remembered Luis Enrique. Today the coach is bad, Spain is a disaster and we don’t even qualify to the euro. We just started…”.
On Saturday Spain was milk. We were going to win the 4th Euro Cup. Nobody remembered Luis Enrique. Today the coach is a ruin. Spain a disaster. They do not qualify for the Euro. And we just started… 🤦🏻♂️
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) March 28, 2023