Spanish fans unhappy! Time for Martinez, Koke and Pedro to step up

Spain fans want to see Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United targets come into the team for the game against Chile.

A survey conducted by Spanish newspaper AS has shown Spanish fans want big changes to the side ahead of the World Cup game against Chile.

The reigning World Champions were turned over by the Netherlands in their first group game, losing 5-1 to leave the pre-tournament favourites rocking after a heavy early blow.

As reads want Arsenal transfer target Javi Martinez to come into the team along with long term Manchester United target Koke as well as Liverpool winger target Pedro of Barcelona.

Spain looked shocked and stunned by the manner of the defeat to the Netherlands, which will have Vicente Del Bosque working hard to give his team the best possible chance of notching up three points against the Chileans.

The Spanish were tactically outwitted by Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands, with the Dutch resilient in defence and attacking the weaknesses in Spain’s team directly.

The team AS readers want to see against Chile is as follows; Casillas, Azpilicueta, Martinez, Ramos, Alba, Alonso, Pedro, Koke, Silva, Iniesta and Diego Costa.

It is a little confusing as to why Del Bosque didn’t use Arsenal target Martinez against the Netherlands considering the well reported pre-tournament preparations which surrounded the Bayern Munich star.

Martinez, normally a holding midfielder, has been used in central defence by Del Bosque in training, before the Netherlands game, which suggests that he was planning to use him in the heart of the back four.

Koke’s inclusion would be nothing more than just freshening up the middle of the team. The Atletico Madrid man is a top quality central midfielder but doesn’t really offer the middle of the team something they don’t already have.

Pedro has several characteristics, which make it easy to see why Liverpool are interested in him.

His pace and ability to control possession well while moving forward at great speed, ties in nicely with the way Liverpool counter attack and that pace will be extremely useful against the Chileans.

It will be fascinating to see how Del Bosque deals with the early setback.

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