We don't need to replicate Barcelona's system. First, it's not working that well, specially without a Messi of our own. Second, this is not 2008 or 2010: Xavi and Busquets and out of form while Alonso is, while not spectacular, in form; he also gives us the ability to do something different that we sorely need. Third, we have the players to try something different, like Navas, Llorente or Cazorla. Fourth: tiki-taka is becoming a parody of itself. No system lasts more than 4 yars in football without starting to become obsolete. As I said before, it's 2012 and we may still win it because of sheer talent, but I don't buy this "Spain has found their style and has to stick with it" bullshit. (Accusations of bias: what I can't agree with, ever, is the idea that Xabi Alonso has no place in this team, as if he were a rubbish player) (*): BTW, I agree 100% we played well against Korea and that an Alonso-Beñat-Cazorla midfield looked great. What I don't know is what was "English" in that lineup. Unless the word has become a synonime of "not sluggish football". I also agree with posters that say that Cesc would play better in Xavi's position, and I think that Cazorla would, too. If Del Bosque wants to be defensive to prevent counters, a 4-2-3-1 with both Busquets and Alonso could work, just with a different AM, Navas on the pitch and a proper striker; or even a 4-4-2 with two strikers, maybe Torres+Llorente (or Adrián if he were in Poland).