Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher can see why many find Spain's passing game boring.

Carra wrote in the Telegraph: "I understand why neutral supporters suggest the Spain games have not been that enjoyable to watch. I wouldn't say I agree with it, but that's possibly because when you're a player you can get absorbed in the tactical play a bit more.

"What I do accept when you're watching a game is what stirs the emotions is seeing a winger beat a man, someone with pace sprinting past defenders, plenty of goalmouth incident and, obviously, lots of goals.

"We haven't seen that in the Spain matches. They've been more like strategy games where you can acknowledge the brilliance of what they're doing, but not in a way that gets the heart pumping."