The aim. The supreme artwork of soccer has turn into an obsession for the Nationwide Workforce. As quickly as he refuses, one within the first two video games in opposition to Sweden and Poland, as he is available in spurts, 5 to Slovakia. Nothing higher to cope with such a transcendent matter than to go to those that find out about it. They have been specialists within the matter, each of their golf equipment and within the nationwide workforce. The sofa of Carlos Alonso González, ‘Santillana’ and Julio Salinas doesn’t shut for holidays.
The 2 performed, coincidentally, the identical video games with Spain, 56. Santillana performed two World Cups (1978 and 82) and a European Championship (1984) and scored 15 objectives. Salinas lived three World Championships (1986, 90 and 94), two Euro Cups (1988 and 96) and scored 22 objectives.
“Ferrán, Olmo, Oyarzabal … they don’t seem to be forwards, on this Choice the one ‘9’ is Morata”
Julio Salinas is a born conversationalist and enjoys speaking about it. “What’s a striker? What’s a scorer? Generally gamers are known as forwards who’re excessive, midfielders … As is the case now with Ferrán Torres, Dani Olmo, Oyarzabal … Heart forwards on this Choice you solely have Morata and Gerard Moreno and this one is extra atypical. Possibly he performs higher with a person of place. I name Kane, Lewandowski, Luis Suárez forwards … “.
Julio all the time felt like a pure striker in addition to a scorer. “The scorer lives with the aim in his head. On Wednesday Spain scored 5, however I’m positive Morata left screwed up and didn’t sleep at night time. And Gerard Moreno, probably, neither. Even if you win 5-0, your happiness is incomplete. You might be partially pleased. If I didn’t rating, I wasn’t pleased. Me and everybody. There is no such thing as a striker who if he doesn’t rating will probably be pleased. It could be that what he says is a silly factor, however you lose 5-Four and you’ve got scored three or 4 objectives, you’re even pleased. The scorer is essentially the most egocentric of footballers. We reside on objectives. The ahead is all the time going to be judged for it. Not even due to the probabilities, or the occasions he touches the ball or goes off the mark “
Julio Salinas celebrates a aim with the Nationwide Workforce.
The difficulty of penalties reminds him of previous occasions lived within the first particular person. “All of the forwards need to take penalties. Morata just isn’t a specialist like Aspas, Mendieta, Koeman, Oyarzabal … However I perceive that he desires to throw them away. What you need is to mark. In the long run you may play very nicely, Morata did it, however he lives off the aim. He shoots penalties on his groups after they let him as a result of the traditional factor is that of 10 you shoot, you rating seven or eight and rating objectives in your explicit account. I additionally wished to shoot them, however they solely let me shoot at Alavés and I bought the 4 that I launched“.
Julio remembers that he couldn’t enable himself the posh of being a number of video games with out scoring. “I used to be three video games with out scoring and it was a drama. I wished to minimize my veins and ship my boots to drink … I threw them within the trash. I by no means had a three-month streak with out scoring. That appears unbelievable to me. I had one Final time at Barça by which he didn’t play and, in fact, he didn’t rating, however he went to the Nationwide Workforce. If I had been three months with out marking, they might have eliminated me from the workforce and they might have fired me from the membership. And I see that there are forwards, like Williams, who haven’t scored a aim for a 12 months and proceed to play. That’s to give the participant confidence. No one gave me that confidence. Properly, sure, one in every of my life gave it to me: Javier Clemente “.
“Once I caught the unhealthy streak I didn’t rating even if they took away the goalkeeper”
When it refers to Javier Clemente, Julio modifications the tone of voice. He adores him. “However his confidence had one situation, that he scored. Present me with objectives each Sunday why I’ve to put you up. I’m going to follow all of the press that tells me that I’ve taken Butragueño to put you, he instructed me. He had to present him each Sunday that he was the very best Spanish scorer. That’s why I had to go away Deportivo for Sporting. And I used to be and that’s why I went to the Eurocup. And if he went, then he had to rating within the Nationwide Workforce as nicely. “
His newest reflection factors to the mutation that the ahead place has had in recent times. “The fact is that daily there are fewer middle forwards to use. They take one other sort of forwards … In my time there have been already them, however now soccer has modified a lot which you could play, because the Spanish workforce did, with gamers with plenty of arrival and with out a pure middle ahead. For my Villa, he has been the very best striker we have now had in Spain. He was a scorer and in addition tailored and will play on the wing. Should you don’t have a good-good Lewandowski sort, I perceive which you could play with these half factors equivalent to Raúl, Alfonso, Cesc, Silva … they have been excellent. They fastened your assault as a result of they’d plenty of arrival and aim. In these circumstances, the determine of ‘9’, if it isn’t an indeniable one, it would nonetheless hinder you. You aren’t going to take away these items of gamers for placing a 9 that doesn’t remedy something … “.
Santillana, with the Nationwide Workforce.
Santillana takes the ground. “The scorer lives just for the aim. Streaks go by. It has occurred to me. Abruptly he scored in 5 video games in a row and all of the sudden he didn’t rating one. It’s not recognized how to go from one state of affairs to one other. There have been moments after I had the sensation that, even if the goalkeeper took me away, he was not going to put it between the three sticks. It’s one thing psychological. Psychological. It doesn’t have a soccer clarification. Generally the coach on responsibility would inform me to relaxation a recreation, to clear my head for every week, to prepare onerous and the following recreation that I bought I used to rating. The worst of all for the scorer just isn’t having possibilities. The traditional factor is that, if you may have three, mark one “.
The main target in the intervening time is on Morata. “With the probabilities he has, the fact is that he has them, as quickly as someday he has a few them, it would all be over. It’s that straightforward. No want to evaluation it once more. His work on the workforce is terrific. It shouldn’t be obsessed. The vital factor is to be bodily match, to be quick, agile and Morata is. He has additionally had the unhealthy luck of the missed penalty. Every little thing is coming to him … “
“If I had been three months with out marking, they might have eliminated me and kicked me out of the membership”
Keep in mind that he had streaks of 5 and 6 video games with out scoring. “For a Actual Madrid middle ahead that was quite a bit with the competitors that there was and the workforce’s want in your objectives. What not to lose is confidence. Should you do that’s when you may have issues. There is no such thing as a drugs to remedy these streaks. The largest downside you may have is that if you don’t mark the coach will take away you. However for positive it would put you again and as quickly as you get one you return to your roots “.
Forwards Spanish facilities within the European Cups
1980 Santillana, Quini and Satrústegui
1984 Santillana and Sarabia
1988 Julio Salinas and Eloy
1996 Julio Salinas, Pizzi and Alfonso
2000 Urzaiz, Raúl and Alfonso
2004 Torres and Morientes
2008 Torres, Villa and Giza
2012 Llorente, Torres and Negredo
2016 Morata and Aduriz