Spain aims for U20 world title in tiki-taka style
ISTANBUL (AP) -Spain's drubbing by Brazil in the Confederations Cup final has given its youth team additional motivation to take home the Under-20 World Cup.
Coach Julen Lopetegui says his team is ready to go all the way and win the title for a second time after 1999.
Despite the defeat, Lopetegui says, "our first team is the best example for us. Their composure, their attitude, we get a lot of energy every time we watch them.''
Spain will continue its quest for the world title on Tuesday against Mexico in the first knockout round.
FIFA coach Muhsin Ertugral says Spain's Under-20s resemble the men with their so-called tiki-taka playing style as "you can see certain players exactly like Xavi, like Busquets, even like Casillas. This is a quite amazing situation.''