FIFA U17 World Cup: Spain Coach determined to create new history in the competition

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Kolkata: European Champion Spain U17 team will take on England in the summit clash of the FIFA U17 World Cup 2017 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.

The U17 final is going to be a recap of the Euro U17 Championship final in May, wherein England lost to Spain on penalties. However, Spain U17 coach Santiago Denia made it very clear that this England side has improved a lot since then and will be a force to reckon with.

"I believe England has improved in every aspect. It's clear defensively they are doing great. Offensively the numbers speak for them."

"Big game for me and the team. It's been two years now we are together. Whatever it takes we will do to take the trophy back. "

Defender Hugo Guillamon, who plays for Valencia, was determined about facing England as a team without focusing on any special individual like Rhian Brewster.

Though the coach said, "He is a good player. My job as a coach is to counter Brewster as a team not individually".

"England are more physical. We have faced more physical teams in the tournament. As the coach said we have to defend Brewster as a team." said the Spanish central defender who plays for Valencia.

Spain have a chance to grab consecutive trophies following their European Championship victory in May but for Denia, it isn't an added pressure.

"For us it is no pressure. It is rather a motivation for all of us to do which no other team has done in the past. Back to back titles."

"In order to win we have to do better than semis.  We are working on that. We have to attack better and defend better in order to win."

England's wingers have been running rampant on both the flanks. Manchester City and Chelsea starlets Phil Foden and Hudson-Odoi have complemented Brewster stupendously well but Santiago Denia has a plan to tackle the Young Lions.

"Defending all over the pitch and not only on the wings. Best way to defend is to have the ball", the Spanish gaffer said.

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