Spain are rediscovering their old dominance, captain Sergio Ramos stated on Monday in advance of a pleasant against France on Tuesday.
Spain are rediscovering their old dominance, captain Sergio Ramos stated on Monday ahead of a friendly against France on Tuesday.
Spain reigned supreme from 2008 to 2012, successful three straight major world tournaments — two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup — sooner than falling on harder times recently.
They did not get out of their World Cup group in 2014 in Brazil and had been knocked out of final yr's Euros by way of Italy within the closing 16.
"We're coming from an excellent generation when we nearly at all times won and finally people got used to it and began to underestimate the work we'd accomplished," stated the actual Madrid centre-again.
"however you can't lose motive, soccer is like that: now and again you win, occasionally you lose.
"you have got to check out to maintain your identity, your enjoying philosophy. We're starting to rediscover that domination."
It's not been all doom and gloom for Spain, although, as La Roja are unbeaten in World Cup qualifying considering the fact that 1993 and lead their present qualifying team for Russia 2018 on goal distinction above Italy.
They play Didier Deschamps's France at the Stade de France on Tuesday where video know-how might be used for the primary time in France.