Team analysis



Spain Under-19 squad
1Alfonso Herrero21/04/1994Goalkeeper Real Madrid CF (ESP)
2Héctor Bellerín19/03/1995Defender88120 Arsenal FC (ENG)
3José Gayà25/05/1995Defender90 90120 Valencia CF (ESP)
4Pablo Íñiguez20/01/1994Midfield90 90120 Villarreal CF (ESP)
5Borja López02/02/1994Defender909090120 Real Sporting de Gijón (ESP)
6José Rodríguez16/12/1994Midfield909075*80*1 Real Madrid CF (ESP)
7Álvaro Vadillo12/09/1994Midfield60*90901201 Real Betis Balompié (ESP)
8Alex Serrano06/02/1995Forward11+32+ Real Sporting de Gijón (ESP)
9Iker Hernández08/04/1994Forward7+75* 62*2 Real Sociedad de Fútbol (ESP)
10Fede Vico04/07/1994Forward9066*51+1201 RSC Anderlecht (BEL)
11Moi Gómez 23/06/1994Forward79*9067*73* Villarreal CF (ESP)
12Sandro Ramírez09/07/1995Forward83*15+9058+2 FC Barcelona (ESP)
13Rubén Blanco25/07/1995Goalkeeper909090120 RC Celta de Vigo (ESP)
14Lucas Torro19/07/1994Midfield 58*15+40+ Real Madrid CF (ESP)
15Julio Cesar07/12/1995Defender 9090 Real Sporting de Gijón (ESP)
16Rubén Duarte18/10/1995Defender 9090 RCD Espanyol (ESP)
17Adama Traoré 25/01/1996Forward30+24+23+47+ FC Barcelona (ESP)
18Jaime Sánchez11/03/1995Defender909039*120 Real Madrid CF (ESP)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Luis de la Fuente
My team put in really great work during this tournament. We've fought from the first to the last minute of every game, improved gradually and got better. They're a very professional bunch and play with a lot of pride, and for that I congratulate them. It has been a very important tournament for these players in terms of a learning process. They've learned a valuable footballing lesson. They're going to be very important players for the senior team in the future and for that we can be satisfied. You don't get this far in the tournament for no reason and we can be very proud of that.

Spain team analysis

Spain team analysis

• Basic formation: 4-2-3-1

• Transformation to 4-3-3 in attack – Jose Rodríguez (No6) screens

• Good attack-defence balance in midfield, tactically mature

• Traditional 'tiki-taka', and using long diagonal balls

• Try to take the opponents' defensive line to the middle of the field, creating space behind defenders for wingers

• Attack-minded full-backs, especially Hector Bellerin (No2)

• Great positional mobility, changes of pace in middle-to-front play

• Influential individual players – including Rodríguez and Borja López (No5)

• Good control, good ability to run with the ball, strong dribbling skills.

• 'Good' substitutes