Both Santi Cazorla and Pedro have been fighting for their places in the Spanish squad for a while now, and it is easy to recognize that their work has paid off.
Spain scored two goals against Ireland, with Pedro assisting the first strike and Cazorla the second. The two attackers look comfortable in the style and, more importantly, bring fresh new hunger to an already accomplished team.
Pedro has been in incredible form for Spain all year and is actually stating his case to possibly start important matches now. His link up with the midfield has been tremendous and his offensive contribution cannot be denied.
Cazorla on the other hand has had a much harder road to recognition.
With Spain already possessing a loaded midfield, there really was no room for Cazorla. And although the Arsenal man will not take the spot of Iniesta or Xavi, he has made himself known to the fans of La Roja.
Cazorla provides something new to the midfield. His direct style of play and ability to blast shots from outside the box actually gives the Spaniards something that is desperately needed.
Though neither of these players will likely become a regular starters for La Roja, they may actually be the two most important players on the bench next year.