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Igesund questions Spain approach

May 25, 2014 14:35:12 UK

World Cup holders Spain have been labelled as ‘very, very predictable’ by Gordon Igesund, the current head coach of South Africa.

The Bafana Bafana shocked Spain 1-0 in a friendly international in November of last year and Igesund believes that La Roja are starting to lose the ability to surprise, having won the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup.

You can plan against them, unless they change things.

Gordon Igesund

He told the South African media: “Obviously Spain were the world champions when we played them and European champions, but just in my humble opinion I think they have become very predictable – the way they play.

“They just continuously play the same way over and over. They don’t get wide, they don’t get balls into the box.

“When they get into those wide positions they want to pass it and pass it and keep going down the middle. You can plan against them, unless they change things.

“They are very, very predictable. It’s very similar to Barcelona, they play the same way all the time and I think teams are getting used to the way they play.”

Spain have been drawn with the Netherlands, Chile and Australia in Group B for the World Cup and are 1.72 to top their group.

Meanwhile, they can be backed at 9.00 to reach the final and are 7.50 to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy once again.

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