Who would have thought that the defending champions of the World Cup would crash out of the ongoing competition in a such a reckless style losing their opening match of the tournament to the Netherlands in a match that saw the defending champions concede 5 goals whilst salvaging a goal for themselves from the penalty spot. And then suffering a second defeat to the Chilean national team. Both countries of lower Fifa’s World ranking.
According to sources close to the Spanish national team camp, its being reported that there are in-fighting going on among the players with regards to their crashing out of the World Cup competition in such manner, with players blaming one another, accusing themselves of not being fully committed to the national team.
As it was seen after their second game against the Chileans, the players were gutted knowing that they have wasted a golden opportunity of winning the world cup. Having in mind how Spain selected its core players for the competition this year, its quite understandable since some of the players like Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Santi Cazorla, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and David villa would all be in the twilight of their career or even retired from international football when the next World Cup competition emerges.
But from an Arsenal perspective, it would be seen as a good thing that the Spanish Arsenal stars are out of the world cup as this would give them more time to recuperate and focus on the pre-season.
However much psychological work is needed to be done as the pair (Cazorla and monreal) would be low on confidence level and that could have a dent on arsenal’s opening campaign in the new season if care is not taken, since both player’s are part of the clubs plan for the future quite making them indispensable to the squad.
Nevertheless, we hope the players put their dismal World Cup campaign behind them focusing on the forth coming season, and on this front Arsenal – manager Arsene Wenger has quite a lot of work to do, but following his antecedent, one would know that the Frenchman has the complete skill-set as to managing players all round, getting them back to shape and this could go a long way in salvaging the impending hitch.