But as a football fan, it fills me with hope.
This is a clip of the build up to Spain’s three goals yesterday against Scotland in their Euro 2012 qualifier. It’s five minutes long. Three goals. Five minutes. You do the math…or count the passes.
Spain play in another dimension. Or as Dani Alves said of Xavi, “Xavi plays in the future.”
Click through to see five minutes of what the game can look like and still be successful at the highest level (or at least the highest level that Scotland have seen for a decade or so).