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Having watched Germany and Spain I'd rather see the Germans win as their games are worth watching. Spain may be technically fantastic but it isn't great viewing. Would love to see England beat Italy but we'd then get spanked by the Germans. It would be intriguing to see a Germany vs Spain final, as Germany would go for it playing as they play. Shame the Dutch were so negative in the WC final.
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Löw knows his squad inside out. These changes were certainly not for inferior players, so complacency was not in it (Danny Mills). Physically the team are capable of maintaining the high tempo, its just a matter of willpower as they move towards a semi with Italy/England. Germany have flair and ability in depth and that is what makes them worth watching.
using squad players shows the supreme confidence that great managers and players MUST have in their teams and team mates. When german and spanish players make runs they confidently expect their team mates to play the correct pass.Lowe had confidence in the replacements to do the job, England players MUST make runs and move expecting the ball and Hodgson must bring Carroll on if Rooney looks rusty
Bundesliga is a tough competition. In the course of the league the top slots change hands among different contestants. There is a stiff competition among players to do well for the club and earn a place in Die Mannschaft. The Germans take pride in playing for their country. Tremendous local talent on display every year. That makes the job of the football manager challenging.Dr. Cajetan Coelho
Good thing, the tournament is catching fire with England still on-board. It all started like a washed up thing staged in boring east european countries.
Dur...it's called having strength in depth! Who writes this stuff? Germany have been one of the best teams ( in terms of results and to watch, ouch that hurt!) so sideways Spain should be looking over their shoulder. When Klose can't get a start it's a tidy team. That said I'd love to see us exactly some revenge in a classic semi...but I won't be putting money on it! ;o)
Germany are an exciting team. As an Englishman it really hurts to say that. Just watched the Spain vs France game and Spain showed why so many are turned off by them. France must take a lot of the blame for the dire game we witnessed, but if Spain go ahead in a big game they will play sideways tippy-tappy until the game ends. They play with no striker for goodness sake. SZZZZZZZZZZZZZZpain.
Just as English fans and media are too quick to elevate a team's prospects and hope, some cynical Englishmen are too quick to criticise and condemn. Just have a little belief and pride in your country, hope for the best, and see what happens.
As usual the english team overestimates itself.
Play ugly and win,that's what seems to be the motto in England since Chelsea won the CL.I don't think England will win EC by just parking the bus. Engage players who can take on opponent's defence, someone like Walcott or chamberlain. Milner does defend most of the time, Glenn Johnson is good and is not afraid going forward.
This analysis of the German team ends up in yet another debate about England's chances...
England are as always a very poor team, and as always they're hysterical media has turned them into world beaters even though they cant string 2 passes together against lower ranked countries, roll on sunday when the italians will send england home leaving they're big mouth players and media alike with egg all over they're pompous arrogant faces.
I grew up in a commonwealth country and was always enervated by this competitive English way of thinking. It always seemed like war to me. A reason why I rejected sports for a long time. Sports can be fun even if one doesn't win! Germany is playing absolutely well and shouldn't they win at the end, they will still have been the best team. Their victories weren't just luck, they were good play!
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