Last week was a tiresome week for all international players, as hosts of games friendly or competitive took part in a seemingly short time. The highlight of the week for many were Spain’s two matches. One was an emphatic 4-0 win against Liechtenstein where we witnessed David Villa closing in on Raul’s record as the top goalscorer of Spanish national side, ending with one goal difference. Things got a little worse for Spain as they received their first big loss [4-1] against Argentina, in a friendly that took place in Buenos Aires. Del Bosque toyed around with line-up compositions and strategies but the Spanish players seemed keen to reserve their energy for the coming weeks of competitive football.
Even so, the blaugrana squad is in good spirits as they want to keep the momentum going in what is sure to be a battle for La Liga. Guardiola said that “all the players have come back in good form. There have been no worries and everyone is in good spirits. They have all trained hard and impressed me.”