As we have seen in the 2014 World Cup, the reigning champion Spain has been figured out and it seems as if any team can beat them at the moment.
The Spanish league and football association know how to promote young players but with that aside, what can Bafana Bafana learn from Spain’s downfall?
First, we learned that change can be a good thing. The Spanish team is aging and it shows in their pace and urgency. Bafana Bafana likewise has a rather old squad and we too need to bring in the new generation.
Also, Bafana Bafana should take their time in making decisions and planning. Spain underperformed for years, just like Bafana Bafana. However, Spain eventually became successful and dominated world football for six years. They took their time to get to the top and then they stayed there.
These are but some of the points Bafana should note from Spain. What are some other lessons we could learn from La Furia Roja?