License to dream

The hangover of victory against Paraguay It was nice. There was no room for celebrations and the internationals immediately focused on the semifinal against Germany. In the international press, Germany won on the covers of Spain after sweeping the map to Argentina with that 4-0 that got him. But in bookmakers the favorite was the Spanish selection.

For the Germans it was an opportunity for revenge for the defeat of the final two years earlier in the Euro 2008. According to reports from the German press, they were not very afraid of the Spanish: “In view of the surprisingly harmless Spanish strikers, of whom only town fulfills what is expected, the team of Joachim Löw can calmly face the semifinal, “he said Der Tagesspiegel. “These Spaniards do not cause us any fear”, titled the Sunday Bild am Sonntag. “Germany does not have to be afraid,” said the Frankfurter allgemeine, although he also affirmed that “Spain will be a rival with a technical and tactical level superior to that of the rivals that Germany has encountered so far”. For its part, France they considered that The Red He “came close” to the semifinal. L'Equipe He highlighted: “Spain entered for the first time in a World Cup semifinal after a match that Paraguay could have perfectly won. It was in the air for five minutes of total madness.”

In Spain the illusion of seeing everyone's team overflowed in their first World Cup final. That day, in the usual press conference he gave after the games at the headquarters of Potchefstroom, Forest He continued to be cautious, but it did not prevent the fans from having a license to dream: “Spain is still in competition. We have covered five stages, but we still have two more to go. This is not the time to take stock, but to continue dreaming.”

The victory against Paraguay did not close the debates on nine. Del Bosque was asked if towers He was going to continue being a starter against Germany and the coach did not assure him: “Torres will continue to be our striker and we fully trust him, although that does not mean that he is guaranteed a start against Germany on Wednesday.” All the special envoys began to investigate who would play for The boy if the coach left him out.

Another debate opened up around David Silva. The canary had not played a minute after starting in the first game against Switzerland. He warmed up Chile, but in the end it did not come out. Meanwhile, the presence of Pedro, the other canary of the 23, in the last section of the quarterfinal match caused the debate to open in the Islands. There was a division of opinions in its two provinces due to the role that Gran Canaria Silva and Pedro from Tenerife were playing, indisputable idols in the archipelago.