Thursday, March 27, 2008

No need for panic

So, we lost to Spain in a friendly. It was a cracking strike by David Villa which decided the game. Nonetheless, I am still cheerful for a few reasons.

1) Daniele De Rossi is growing into one of Europe's best midfielders. He is like Rino Gattuso but with better distribution skills and more goal threat. That makes a pretty impressive package.

2) Big Luca Toni led the line well and Toto Di Natale was a great sidekick. With Mauro Camoranesi also in good form the attacking options looked good.

3) Gigi Buffon is the best.

4) Let's face it, Spain ALWAYS win friendlies. It's the big tournaments that matter.


Aussie Romanista said...

I think a draw would have been fairer. Toni's goal was disallowed for a Spain defender's dive. (And I think we have a tie with the world's best fakers between Spain and Portugal. And they reckon Italians are bad!)
We hit the bar. We created more even though we let them have the ball more - which is just how we play.
But Villa's goal was spectacular.
Even though Cannavaro should have
a) launched it sideways, or
b) controlled on the chest and passed it out of defense.

As for the team for Euro 08, I think it will be this 21 plus Del Piero and another keeper. Pretty simple.

Spangly Princess said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly about Danielino, Ginkers, and only hope he continues to improve his volatile temperament. I feel pretty positive about Euro 2008, in general