England vs Spain: Spain are favourites to beat England on Monday, as the pair clash in Group 3 of League A in the UEFA Nations League in Seville.Marcus Rashford will look to make an impression for England tonight in their Nations League fixture in Spain. After wonderful campaigns at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals, England and Croatia would have felt they were ready for success in the Nations league.
However, Spain have quickly re-established the status quo, and their dominance in Group 3 of League A has been clear and precise.
Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate has continued to build a squad filled with youth and exuberance, but the games after Russia 2018 have served as a lesson to his team.
Spain have been ruthless, and with quality oozing from every pore, they once again appear to be world beaters.
Former coach Julen Lopetegui’s acrimonious departure destroyed any hopes of success at the World Cup, but new Spain manager Luis Enrique has arrived with huge enthusiasm.
The ex-Barcelona boss has his side set up in a familiar 4-3-3, and the attackers have quickly profited from playing a system they know well.
Spain have scored 12 goals in their last three games, and England will struggle to keep a clean sheet at the home of Real Betis on Monday.
Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta has said the disappointment of Russia 2018 has refuelled his nation.
Per Phil Blanche of the Associated Press (via Mail Online), the Chelsea star noted Southgate’s recent success but added his team-mates are motivated to show their own quality.