Spain's media is full of compliments for the new-look Roja, who swept Belarus aside 3-0 yesterday in Huelva.
The man who opened the scoring, Isco, is showered with praise and a new dawn has been heralded with the Real Madrid CF man at the fore. He is described as an "Illusionist" by sports daily Marca, while national El País heaps the praise on another of yesterday's goalscorers, FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets. They say the holding midfielder has taken on more responsibility in the wake of a number of recent retirements.
Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has another injury to contend with ahead of tonight's match against Belarus after it was announced that David de Gea suffered a dislocated finger in training.
In an official statement, the reigning European champions said the Manchester United FC goalkeeper "has dislocated the little finger on his right hand. He will remain with the Spain squad while we determine the extent of the injury."
De Gea has played once so far in the European Qualifiers, with Iker Casillas in goal for the other two games.
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