Originally Posted by idfnl
Dont be so sensitive. Its true. This is not a great Italian team, but they did a great job beating Germany.
- one of the best goalies of the entire history of the game,
- a defense of steel,
- a midfield full of skilled ball players (with a special mention for l'architteto Pirlo),
- two competent polyvalent and hardworking strikers
- a great quality bench
- the best tactician of this Euro as a coach.
Dude if this is not a great
team then what does great mean?
Regarding the game against Germany, it is also true that Löw blew the whole thing up with his formation and line-up.
I simply do not understand why he refused to use his team’s advantage on either flanks (4 5 1 vs 4 4 2 diamond means 2 agains 1 on each flank).
Besides why use Gomez if you are not going to feed him with crosses?
Why put extra men on the center of the pitch if you know (it's Kroos, c'mon!) they are not going to press effectively THE player of the opposing side? Kroos and Özil were just bothering each other and in the meantime the right flank was not exploited as it should have been.
Finally Podolski and Schweinsteiger were clearly out of form and should not have been fielded.
This is just beyond me. It was a pure tactical melt down from Loew and it ultimately shows that the Germans were not that confident before the game, FFS Germany does not adapt! They are supposed to play their game as usual. That's all!
Conclusion this team is still young. They still have some work to do and some experience to gain before competing successfully to the ultimate level. And Löw should find another job now, he has shown his limits and reached his level of incompetency.
P.S. : Seeing once again the genius of Pirlo at play, I just cannot fathom how Allegri, this stupid fuck, could let him go like a beggar from Milan. How full of shit do you have to be to do that? Edited by Canal Directo - 6/29/12 at 7:49pm