Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by NickV:
Well if we had to lose at least it was to the eventual champs and our neighbors. congratz Spain. We will be taking your Euro trophy in 2 years. Until then enjoy it.
Sorry bro, Portugal has little chance at Euro 2012. Germany looks very very strong, and Spain is still young enough to have another go at Euro and WC 2014. People are not realizing, Spain's best player was injured for most of this WC and Fabregas is another player who will start on any other team but this team. Jesus Navas and Silva are 2 other players who will start on most WC squads. This team's bench is one of the best I've seen in recent times.
Let me inform you about the influx of young talent coming to Portugal this coming Euro.
Carvalho and Deco will retire from the squad. Both gave us great runs and will be missed. Then we have our bright youngsters Ricardo Vaz Te, Yannick Djalo and Bruno Gama coming to the selecção and the best young LB in this world cup Fabio Coentrao. Also Ricardo Quaresma, the wild card, has stated that he will work harder than ever (I hope) to return to his old form. We had the best defense I have ever seen in my 22 years of watching Portuguese football and it took a offsides goal by Villa to beat us.
Not only that our two best players were missing also. Im sure you recognize the names Bosingwa and Nani? Two positions that were a rotating door in the starting line up this WC. Without Nani, Ronaldo tried too do too much. Danny will be better as well as Hugo Almeida taking over the striker position full time.
I hope we play them again. Hell i want to play Germany again after they CHEATED us in euro 08
Our future is just as bright. FORCA!