When Sevilla sought to continue the reign of Spain when they faced Liverpool in the Europa League final last year as the club aimed to win against their European rivals for the third straight season, it brought renewed hope for fans of Spanish clubs as they continue to dominate the sport.
Until the defeat of Villarreal to Liverpool during the Europa League semis, different Spanish clubs took 17 trophies in total against their non-Spanish contenders during that season. With this significant streak of victories, it does make one wonder as to why Spanish football clubs can be far more superior than their European adversaries. Here are some of the reasons as to why Spain has a prolonged control over the European competition.
While many European clubs continue to fall down in a pit of debt, Spanish clubs, on the other hand, are spending their cash wisely by pouring it into investments. Real Madrid and Barcelona are the easiest to understand as these are the two richest clubs in the world. These football clubs scout and invest their time, money, and efforts into bringing the best players in the soccer world. However, it does cause the entire Spanish football community to raise the bar regarding the standards of the league.
Variations in Coaching
Many Spanish clubs find football to be a very technical game. However, it doesn’t mean that all Spanish football clubs do the same types of coaching to their athletes. Instead, they vary their coaching strategies and techniques. There might even be some rivalry between some coaches, especially when you look at Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid as the renowned manager is highly opposed to the model of training of Barcelona, but you can’t deny that their defensive structure is rock-solid as it even beat many of Europe’s best.
Spanish to the Core
Spanish clubs are known to look at talented players right in their own backyards. It’s now known as one of the key elements to Spain’s dominance over their European opponents. The clubs produce their own top class talent instead of looking at other regions for potential. Hence, it does save clubs a ton of money in the long run, but it does bring about spirit and a sense of camaraderie between players.
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