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Three major titles in a row has rightfully cemented Spain at the head of the dinner table. They continue to serve up a platter of football which is both simple and scrumptious. As a result the stock of Spanish players has risen. Team this up with the economical climate in Spain and we have seen an outflux of talented players from the La Liga food hall.
The English Premier League has benefitted from this in the last couple of years, and it is this that has led to us frivolously putting together a Spanish EPL team. We get very bored sometimes.
The biggest decision we had to make (and it was big) was de Gea or Reina? We went with the former on the back of Pepe’s dodgy form for a while now, but could see the case for either. It was also tough to leave out Michu and Arteta but the attacking competition was tough, there’s a triple threat of Silva, Mata and Cazorla after all. Arteta- like for Arsenal at times- could have dropped into the two but Granero is too cool to leave out and, to be honest, we prefer Javi Garcia.
Tweet us if you agree or especially if you disagree. Let us know what you’d do differently. Finally, where do you think this team would come in the Premier League? In La Liga? In the European Championships? In the World Cup?
David de Gea
Cesar Azpilicueta, Ivan Ramis, Chico, Jose Enrique
Esteban Granero, Javi Garcia
Juan Mata, David Silva, Santi Cazorla
Pepe Reina, Angel Rangel, Oriol Romeu, Mikel Arteta, Michu, Suso, Denis Suarez
* Five of these players were in Spain’s Euro 2012 squad, three were in the Olympic’s squad and two were in the u19’s squad this summer.