I agree with you on the goaltenders just remember that Van der Saar and Lehman are older guys so after long season there defiantly could be some letdown.
Except for France, Spain has the best defence in the world. Both Puyol, and Sergio are top flight defenders and Lahm isn't as good as you are givin him credit for.
You are forgetting Spain's depth in the midfield they also have Xavi and Alonso who are both very good. Best midfield in the world depth wise no doubt. And all their midfielders are top class.
Striker wise Torres is one of the best strikers in the world already and Villa is becoming one. And was the most dominant striker in qualifying for Euro 2008.
Ruud is getting older and not as explosive as he used to be.
Thierry Henry isn't the striker he used to be and is injured right now.
And as a Chelsea fan don't even get me started on the disappearing acts that Anelka can pull.
Klose and Podolski I would say are the only pair talent wise that matches Spain's talent.
And yes Spain loses a lot and there is a good chance they lose this one to but talent wise I think they are the best in the world.
So you're saying that Puyol and Ramos are better than, Cannavaro, Zambrotta, Matterazzi, Pannuci, Grosso, Carvallho, Pepe, Jankolovski, Ujafalusi?
I actually think guys like Toni, Koller, Kuyt, Van Persie, Frei, and Del Pierro rival Torres/Villa and at times beat them very well.
I understand fully why you support Spain, and honestly have nothing wrong with that, in fact, I love Spain. I just don't think they have the "glue" to hold them together or a designated leader to get them through the big games.
They are truely lucky to be in the group that they are, and I see them advancing very easily to the quarters, but once they start to meet some bigger teams, we will see the real Spain.