Topicazo where there are, teams are built from back to front. The attacking game is worked on, but, to a large extent, the chances of reaching the rival goal depend a lot on the talent and quality of the players, which, in the case of Spain U-17, is enormous. Having, on the other hand, a strong defense is something that does depend more on the collective effort. There is no doubt that Julen Guerrero’s boys have perfectly assimilated all the defensive help and pressure mechanisms that make La Rojita an impregnable team so far. Spain is the only European team that has not conceded a bit. Moreover, in his two games against Turkey and Belgium he has only received three shots between the three sticks.
Based on that strong defensive wall, Spain will seek to ensure this afternoon against Serbia (4:30 p.m.), at the Rishon Lezion stadium in Israel, the leadership of group C to face the second-placed group D in the quarterfinals, presumably Sweden or Denmark, although mathematically there are also options that it will be Portugal, one of the favorites, already classified and virtual leader. Even Scotland, if they beat Sweden and there is a carom, they could finish second, although it is almost impossible.
Guerrero will take advantage of the game to give minutes to the players who have played less so far in the European Championship and thus give rest to those who have the most wear and tear, such as, for example, Iker Bravo, Boñar and Dani Pérez, among others. Most likely, Quetglàs, from Mallorca, who did not play in either of the previous two games, will be seen starting in the goal, as well as Mahamadou, City midfielder, who has not made his debut in the tournament either. Players like Víctor Moreno (Villarreal), Mendoza (Elche) and Álvaro Ginés (Real Madrid), who have been less prominent in the first two games, will also have the opportunity to prove their worth.