It is normally England that are desperately hoping one of their star players are fit for a major tournament. Whether it be David Beckham, Michael Owen or Wayne Rooney, there has always been something to worry about.
This year though, those over at http://euro2012onlinebetting.com/spain note how it is reining European Champions Spain that are sweating on the fitness of their star striker David Villa. The Barcelona man has been out for a while now and it is touch and go whether he will make it to Poland and Ukraine.
Speaking about the situation, Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar has said that he is desperate for the former Valencia man to prove his fitness.
He said: “I want David Villa to go to Poland and Ukraine. I do not know if he will be able to attend, but hopefully he will be with the team at the Euros.”
“I do not know who will go to the tournament. Vicente del Bosque has not told me anything.
He will inform me a minute before telling a news conference to the media!”
It will certainly be interesting to see whether Villa makes the squad. Even if he does, is he going to be at his best? Spain of course have plenty of other talent, but is it worth the risk with Villa?
The short answer is that yes, it probably is. Most over at http://euro2012onlinebetting.com/spain will probably agree too. Villa is a world class striker and if he did make the squad, you wouldn’t bet against him grabbing a crucial goal or two.
Spain are already without Carlos Puyol of course, so they could really do without another senior player missing out. When it comes to the pressure of major tournaments, you need as many experienced players as possible. Especially when they have the talent of Villa.
Spain name their squad on the 29th May 2012 and their first game of the tournament is a mouth watering contest against Italy.