Let’s face it Spain are really, really good at football, a lot better than England. So understandably when a Spanish player comes to the Premier League they tend to do really well.
The media like to make up reasons why we do terribly at every tournament when teams like the Spanish are able to compete. It’s pretty simple; their plays are miles better than ours. Here though are the nine best of them to play in the Premier League.
9. Mikel Arteta
Mr. Consistent is an apt description. Perhaps more appropriate would be Mr. Consistently-alright-but-never-really-very-far-above-average.
Where 'one season wonder' is listed in the dictionary is a picture of Michu. Inconceivable how a player can have such a decline in form, I think he just got bored of Wales.
7. Pepe Reina
A good 'keeper at best, but kept behind a defence with Carragher and Skrtel in the middle for nine years.
6. Juan Mata
Looks like a 40-year-old, plays like a 40-year-old. Hates breaking into a sprint as much as Ozil, at least he can pass.
5. David Silva
The Kevin De Bruyne City had before they had Kevin De Bruyne. City never would have succeeded without someone to get the ball from Toure and give it to Aguero.
4. David De Gea
The Manchester United one man team. Anyone forced to settle for a Louis van Gaal team over Real Madrid would deserve a place on this list, but he's quite a good 'keeper as well.
3. Cesc Fabregas
Wenger's horrible judgement was never worse than when he turned down resigning Cesc. Still, should be grateful Fabregas kept him in the top four for five years.
2. Fernando Torres (pre Chelsea)
What a player he was, and what a player he could have been. If Chelsea hadn't taken him, squeezed all remaining talent out of him and dumped him back in Spain.
1. Xabi Alonso
Who else than the most good looking man in football. Managed to make kicking shins and 50-yard passes look equally beautiful.
It could have been a totally different outcome if not for Chelsea (typical of them to ruin something). Still, this is a list of players that at their best could have made any team.
I don’t quite get all this ‘more home grown players’ nonsense. Why would you rather watch another English midfielder run around kicking people for 90 minutes instead of a magical Spanish maestro? Bizarre.