Arsenal ace Santi Cazorla missed his opportunity to cement place in Spain’s starting X1 with an unlike-Cazorla and a below par performance in his side’s 2-0 defeat against Holland.
Cazorla has been in inspiring form his club side Arsenal this season and has been one of the best players across the Premier League. Cazorla has scored 7 goals and made 8 assists in the league while his creativity can be seen from the stat which sees the Spaniard make 55 key passes and create 65 chances.
Unfortunately for Cazorla, all of these stats looked just numbers as the Arsenal star was a missing figure for Spain when it came to creativity on the night. Despite his 66 touches of the ball, Cazorla failed to create a single chance or provide a key pass to his attackers.
Cazorla was a liability to his defenders as well providing no interception or tackle during his 75 minute spell on the pitch. Despite it being a friendly and Holland scoring 2 early goals to put breaks on Spain’s progress in the game nothing can justify Cazorla’s hopeless display on the night.
This game was Cazorla’s chance to rise from the reserve team to the first team but his performance failed to have any impact on Vicente Del Bosuqe and Cazorla could be on the Spanish team’s bench for a long time to come. Cazorla is already 30-years old and with the fresh talents coming through Spain’s ranks, Cazorla’s International career could be in danger after his shocking display against Holland.