Former Spain international Luis Garcia believes Diego Costa and Isco will probably be very important for the reigning European champions in the Euros.
Luis Garcia has backed Diego Costa to become Spain’s starting striker at Euro 2016 and is confident the reigning European champions can make it 3 within a row with the Chelsea man up front.
Costa was left out of Spain’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Italy and Romania with reports suggesting Vicente del Bosque was unhappy using the forward’s discipline, but the Spain coach clarified on Tuesday the striker’s absence is as a consequence of a quadriceps injury.
Garcia has tiny doubt the Chelsea striker might be back for the Euros, with Valencia’s Paco Alcacer and Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres as his understudies as they chase European glory once again.
“I assume Diego Costa is definitely the man for Spain, yes,” the former Liverpool winger told Omnisport.
“If he finishes the way he does with [Cesc] Fabregas, the way he does ideal now at Chelsea, then he’s going to be our striker with [Paco] Alcacer and maybe [Fernando] Torres, or perhaps yet another player who’s coming by way of right now.”
The 37-year-old believes Costa won’t be the only crucial figure for Spain in France, saying True Madrid’s Isco could also make the difference for Del Bosque’s side.
“I assume Isco is going to be certainly one of our primary males; with [Andres] Iniesta, with Santi Cazorla – hopefully he gets fit – [David] Silva needless to say, an additional player [Sergio] Busquets, the midfield is going to become incredibly strong,” the ex-Liverpool man added.
“And for me on the list of most important players is going to be Isco for the national team simply because he’s got one thing unique.
“It’s not about passing, or it is not about pace, it really is about possessing one thing diverse and he’s going to probably be the crucial player to break some of the defenders with the other national teams.”
And Garcia expects Spain to bounce back from their disappointing Planet Cup efficiency in France, and has backed them to lift a third successive title.
“We can win it, surely, yes. It is regarding the strategy you may have. I believe they have been undertaking effectively,” he stated.
“They’ve been winning games and after that the confidence came back once more after what happened during the last Globe Cup. Of course everyone was expecting Spain to become there for the semi-finals after which the final however they were so consistent for the final eight years, so it was challenging. No-one had accomplished it before to remain there for so lengthy.
“Spain, I consider, are ready. The team Vicente del Bosque has got, I think that confidence was missing throughout the final World Cup and hopefully, like I said, the approach goes nicely and they could fight for the trophy.”