Spain continues to show the way
It's not a point of view you'll see being bandied around generally, but Javi Martinez and Juan Mata are, to me, heavily symbolic of Spain's golden footballing era.
During La Roja's last two tournament wins, the 2010 World Cup and the 2012 European Championship, there have been a total of 1,230 match minutes played, if you ignore time added by the officials at the end of each half. Mata and Martinez have cumulatively played 65 of those minutes. This despite the fact that ...
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