Koke has obviously hardly tasted the criticisms leveled by Rafael Van der Vaart regarding Spain’s game.
Spain has been poor since the start of the competition. La Roja may have the advantage of playing at home, Luis Enrique’s men had to be content with two poor draws, against Sweden (0-0) and Poland (1-1). Two meetings which earned the Spaniards many criticisms. Rafael Van der Vaart was arguably the most scathing.
“Spain is awful. I hope we will face them. They have nothing on this team. They just go from one side of the field to the other, they don’t even have a player who knows how to make a decisive pass ”, thus launched the former midfielder, inevitably more excited by the game deployed by the Oranje, authors of a faultless in the first round with three wins in three matches. Critics who obviously made a lot of noise on the other side of the Pyrenees
Questioned at the microphone of the Cadena Cope, Koke did not fail to respond to the former Madrilenian, showing himself to be just as incisive. “He wants his moment of glory, first launched the all-fresh Spanish champion with Atletico Madrid. We may have this sentence in mind, it could motivate us a little more, especially if we have to play against the Netherlands. “ And this before bringing back bad memories to the player trained at Ajax. Because if he remembers Rafael Van der Vaart very well, it is because“We can see it perfectly in a photo on Iniesta’s goal in the 2010 World Cup final.” An allusion to the desperate tackle attempted by the Dutchman in front of Andres Iniesta before the Spanish midfielder scored the only goal of the final.