The title race for La Liga 2014 seems to turn dirty this time given constant stunts & spats among the member clubs. The Spanish league is definitely excellent for heightening Spain standards but the ill-tempered scuffle might lead to a carriage of grudges right to the national soccer club.
And if the nasty feel actually continues in Spain’s World Cup party, it’s feared that the defending World champions might not be able to maintain their title in Brazil this time.
The Spanish World Cup players need to let go of their grudge especially to welcome their freshman Brazil-born Diego Costa into the team as he voluntarily chose to represent Spain from now on. Costa’s new team-mates usually reckon him as the prolific pugnacious spearhead of Atletico Madrid but they need to alter their mindset about him to ensure a friendly bond between the team. This is mostly needed from the Real Madrid side given Ramos’ bitter interaction with Costa.
The last Real & Atletico match saw a charged bad-tempered afternoon at the Vicente Calderón where Real topped over Atletico by 3 points. The match which resulted in 2-2 produced 5 yellow cards & a red one for German Burgos, the assistant coach for Atletico Madrid.
Costa is justified to demand a penalty of Ramos, which the freshman in Spain did along with his several other Atletico colleagues quite noisily as the when the very rugged Ramos tripped the Atletico Madrid striker who fell down immediately. But unfortunately, Delgado Ferreiro, the referee did not approve of penalty of the Real defender.
The Costa V Ramos stunt is surely not one of the best advertisements of in-field ethics at La Liga which can not only hamper the esteemed status of the race but of the Spain team in general.