Originally Posted by Neely
You are way too much spoiled coming from Brazil
You must understand for most European teams (especially for Greece who did it with minimum of player capabilities, no big superstars on the team), defense and fighting not to allow goals is the MAIN key to win matches because they don't have so many offensively good players like Brazil or Argentina. And that's why I'm mad at the German team because a 1-0 for Germany is better than a 4-3 (like against Australia). With that kind of defense Germany have no chance to only survive preeliminary group next year at the World Cup because they can't score 4 goals every time. But if they don't allow goals, they can always score the deciding goal or finally win in a penalty shoot-out if necessary (just like back in World Cup 2002, very strong result even though they were not playing well before and not so well during the tournament).
Neely, I really understand what you mean
. I know that the players from Brazil/Argentina is different that europeans. But you can't equal Germany 2002 with Greece2004
. In the last world cup Germany had a defensive team, of course Oliver Kahn helps a lot but wait a minute, Germany made goals to arrive in the final, for exemple Klose did 5, Ballack did 3
. So now told me you, how many did Greece
? I just remember the first match against Portugal, they won 2x0
. OMG, no no, Germany and Greece aren't the same thing. You can play defensive, but to be champion or even just make the final you need some goals.