The Spanish Olympic team failed to overcome (0-0) Egypt in the first match of Group C, making a correct game in terms of the defensive transition and control of the ball, but having several points to improve.
During several sections of the match, a thick game was noticed, with the exception of the dynamism provided by Daniel Ceballos before bending his ankle and having to retire injured.
It will be important to have a more advanced Mikel Merino, leaving the pivot position for Jon Moncayola or Martín Zubimendi. It could also be interesting to dose Pedro González “Pedri” to speed up the match from the bench if necessary, with Carlos Soler from the start.
The game of the national team, when it reached the band, tended to turn more on the left with Juan Miranda. The left-back of Real Betis tends to internalize his position a lot, something very interesting when associated with a winger attached to the lime line. For this, it may be interesting to see him with Bryan Gil.
In the same way, in the right-handed lane we saw Óscar Mingueza in the first instance and Jesús Vallejo later after the Barça injury. In both cases it is a question of converted power stations, which are not so sharp in attack. It can be interesting to keep Daniel Olmo, but being accompanied by Óscar Gil.
He fired 10 times, with five shots on goal. The most dangerous occasions were a shot at the post by Daniel Ceballos, a header by Rafael Mir at the hands of Mohamed El Shenawy and a center to which Jesús Vallejo arrived alone but very forced.
It may be interesting to have the Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, the only natural striker, at the start. In this way, Mikel Oyarzábal could be fresher after having been in the Eurocup.