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Spain can repeat the 2008 glory - Fabregas

Fri 11 June 2021 | 11:29

Spain has a young squad and Fabregas has high hopes they could win the Euro.

Former

Spain

midfielder Cesc Fabregas believes the current team can replicate the success of the 2008 team.

Luis Enrique has chosen a controversial squad for Euro 2020 in which no Real Madrid player is present, and even team captain Sergio Ramos has been left out of the list after several injuries.

La Roja won the Euro 2008 title for the first time with a young team, and in 2012, with a more experienced team, repeated the title, with Fabregas being a key player in both titles. Fabregas now backed the current team, claiming that they could win a third title like the 2008 team.

He told

Goal

:

"We should be here to support them. I don’t like it when we are complaining before the tournament starts about the squad.

"I had it in 2008 when I was 21, I think. There was Silva and Iniesta coming through, and everyone was doubting us a bit because Raul, [Michel] Salgado, [Santiago] Canizares and [David] Albelda weren't called up.

"All those players were cast aside to make space for us young players. We ended up winning the tournament and I don’t think I need to repeat what happened after.

"It is about giving opportunities and that's what Luis Enrique has done.

"It will not be easy for Spain, but no competition at the top, top level is simple. They just have to compete. It is a young team but they have proven that they can play well in qualification.

"Luis Enrique was a player and is a coach with a lot of personality, good ideas and he will not want to make things difficult for himself. He wants to do his best and we need to support him and go along with it.

"We will be behind the team and I hope we can do well."


source: SportMob