EURO 2012: The Germans, the Dutch, the French, the Spaniards, the Italians and, oh… the English
So EURO 2012 has started and I am back to SeeTheCup.com. I must to say that it’s off to an interesting start.
Germany looks solid. Did not see much of the game so your comments are welcome (Brazil was playing Argentina at the same time – Messi destroying us).
The Dutch got nervous agaist Denmark, as they do so many times, and could not manage a tie – not such a difficult task. It is amazing how they can get unbalanced emotionally and screw up everything. Robben has been disaster since the Champions League final and seems to get everyone else nervous. It could get quite complicated for the men in orange if they don’t get their act together from now on – not like they lack talent or skill.
Spain and Italy played the nicest match so far. Both teams were creative, challenging each other’s style, so the game was interesting. So far the two strongest in the competition.
The French… eh… potato-potahto. Ribery and Nasri dictated most of the pace against England today, however the match was quite a boring one. Which brings me to the Three Lions.
I leave this for last because England is who I wish would take the trophy home (after all when is football really going to go back home?).
I am not sure why or how but somehow people (and I mean the English ones… and myself, a little) are always misled to believe they will go onto doing great things.
They are not. Not in a million years. Not like this. I really hope I am wrong.
But it is quite difficult to see how a team with zero creativity and ability to change the pace of the game could potentially lift the trophy. The British school of football is stuck in times were keeping a steady pace and putting long balls inside the box would do it.
Sorry to spoil it.
Rooney is probably the only one who deviates a bit from this standard.
Alas, let’s be realistic: unless England pulls a conscious effort of changing their style (like Germany did 10 years ago) the people with the loveliest accents on earth will all be stuck in this loop of believing football is coming home, when it is not.