Discussion in 'Spain' started by cloud_fc2004, Nov 2, 2004.
That the two best u-21 spanish players play in the epl and not in la liga?
I think Fernando Torres might have something to say about that. And maybe Andres Iniesta as well.
Reyes is superior than torres, fabregas and pique are barcas youth team gems thats why other teams have them. Iniesta is joke compared to fabregas.
I'm not sure you know what you're talking about.
It's arguable whether Reyes is better than Torres. Difference is Reyes plays for one of the top clubs with the greatest players alongside him. Torres is the talisman of an at most above average side in La Liga. In the national team, neither have really established themselves in important games. So how on earth did you come to that definitive conclusion so quickly?
As for Iniesta being a joke, well wasn't he one of the big stars of Spain's youth teams over the past few years? Didn't he help Spain win the UEFA u-19 championship and then lead them to the World Youth Cup final last year?with star midfielders (even more so than Arsenal). It's simply unfortunate
In his few appearances for Barca he has almost always made an impression, and is at the moment the first sub off the bench at Barca, a team loaded that he is at a club like that. Iniesta is one of the most creative youngsters Spain have and like Cesc, could easily establish himself properly in the near future.
It's good to finally see some Spanish players succeed outside of the Iberian peninsula too. After the failures of De La Pena and Mendieta in Italy, it's good to see Cesc, Reyes, and even Josemi (former Malaga player now starting back for Liverpool) playing well in England.
Long run, this is good for Spanish soccer, especially the national team. I think the lack of players playing outside of Spain has hurt the depth of the national team pool. Ultimately, if Spain is going to succeed in world soccer, they will need players playing in other leagues (despite the strength of La Liga). These three are a good start.
I think it is a shame that Barcelona lost Fabregas due to their dithering, and also a shame that Spain have great players all the time but seem destined to fail forever at international level, due to apathy for their country it seems.