Rick_James, on 01 June 2012 - 04:19 AM, said:
Germany.... I dont know too much about Euro to be quiet honest with you guys. I just hope the Greeks dont win it again, because they are soooo annoying in Australia. They do my head in lol
Greeks, Georgians, Belorussians, North Koreans, and some of these other nations play "bunker". They put AT LEAST 7-8 guys on their half of the field and suffocate and stagnate any flow of movement. It's really annoying and pesky. Once they grind down the oppositions wingers, midfielders, and forwards, they then proceed with their fresh legged offense and usually win games 1-0, 2-1 etc. They really wear and tear talented teams.
Anyways........as for predictions goes. I wouldn't be surprised if Spain lost to either the Netherlands or Germany for the obvious reasons. The latter teams are younger, fresher, and in their primes. While the Spanish on the other hand have already overachieved with back to back titles (Euro 08, WC 10). While a win here would cement them as the greatest NT of all time, IMHO, they don't have the material to get the win done.
There's no Puyol. Pique can't play without him. He's a type of center back that's contingent on another high level CB. That's one blow there already especially when a healthy Puyol use to eat up the best players of each team i.e. Ronaldo, Robben, Rooney etc. Another blow is Villa is gone and even if he were healthy he's not what he use to be. The third obviously being Xavi, Iniesta, etc. have dropped their levels a little bit. They're not as devastating as they once use to be. Still productive but not quite so.
lol Sergio Ramos will send chills down the spines of the NT players when they have to defend corners. Won't be fun.
Germany should take this if not they should be laughed at.