Spain continues its Euro Cup preparations because it takes on Korea Republic in an international friendly football match on 1 June 2016. The defending European champions haven’t been at their greatest lately, however managed a golden efficiency on Sunday with a squad of gamers that may doubtless not present up in France subsequent week.
Regardless of that, one participant did make an ample case to be included within the competitors squad and he is Nolito.
He scored two goals for Spain within the Three-1 win over Bosnia, his first two tallies in his nationwide colours.
The Celta Vigo forward had a strong yr for his membership and was picked on the preliminary squad as one of many gamers that would doubtlessly be a beginning ahead. Spain has lacked a real scorer for the reason that days of David Villa and Fernando Torres (each of which may have made the squad) and Nolito is among the many finalists for consideration within the upcoming match. Nolito is a difficult ahead, possessing sturdy dribbling expertise and a strong shot. That stated, it’s unknown if he shall be well-suited to the tiki taka passing recreation of Spain.
The three-1 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina was the type of efficiency this nation has been lacking. It confirmed a group on the offensive and taking probabilities with confidence. The protection, whereas not nice, had a good sport, shutting down a potent Bosnian aspect all through.
The win additionally prolonged Spain’s unbeaten run to 10, its longest since 2013, when the identify noticed a 26-game unbeaten run halted throughout the Confederations Cup closing towards Brazil. Since then, Spain has been unable to maintain a strong run of kind. This efficiency towards Bosnia and Herzegovina additionally halted a two-game winless streak for Spain because the squad had drawn two straight video games in opposition to Italy and Romania.
Spain and Korea’s Records
South Korea and Spain have met 5 occasions, with the Spanish coming away victors on three separate events. There was one draw and a defeat as nicely, the latter famously coming within the 2002 World Cup quarterfinals. The newest tilt between these sides resulted in a Four-1 win for Spain.
Spain wins the lean Three-1, feeding off the boldness of its earlier sport.
The sport begins at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday June 1. It may be seen on ESPN Deportes or on-line by way of ESPN Three or the Watch ESPN App.