La Rojita almost stumbled against Scotland with the first stone on the road to Slovakia 2025, but a header from Turrientes in the final minutes gave Spain victory in a poor performance by Santi Denia’s boys , which shows that they have enough things. to improve in the future, but that allowed the National Team to start its journey to the European Championship with two victories in two games.
Of the eleven that started in Malta, some names were changed, one per line. Bueno occupies the left back instead of Álvaro Fernández, Javi Guerra, the position of Turrientes in the middle and Samu, that giant who took a day to make Atlético love him, is the striker instead of Iván Azón . For others, Denia makes it clear who is targeting the untouchables of this generation. The goal is for Cuñat, Arnau is the owner of the right side and Francés and Rafa Marín wish to consolidate themselves as a central pair. In between, Barrios had the keys to the team and Gabri Veiga, through the hierarchy, was called to command the attack. Akhomach and Diego López, for their part, won back the wingers after the first meeting.
The game in Scotland, with five behind, promises a synopsis where the monopoly of possession for La Rojita and the patience and command to surprise the opponent, of the British. The problem is that the U-21’s dominance has not translated at times. Not even in close-up. Slicker, a Scottish goalkeeper, did not need to intervene in the first half. Cuñat did, stopping Doak’s shot in the first minutes.
Pablo Torre changed the dynamic
It was necessary to change the pace, give energy to the game and wake up the attack and Denia brought Pablo Torre and Novoa in search of a reaction that arrived at 15 minutes. While doing so, Francés avoided a 0-1 scoreline by deflecting Barron’s called goal with the tip of his boot.
Spain’s alarm bells rang when Torre hit the post in the 60th minute. Then the dynamics of La Rojita changed, shutting down a Scotland that began to suffer for the first time in the match. Akhomach, without doubt the man with the most confidence in this U-21 team, almost scored in the 80th minute after a personal play and just three minutes later Turrientes headed home one corner taken by Torre, a substitute who demanded credit for. the future.