Originally Posted by Kampfschwein
Eh.. yeah thanx.
Allthough I have some doubts.
Dont get wrong. From a technical point of view Spain is 10 times the team we are. I'm not going to claim the the opposite. But during the game I never had the feeling that the technical superiority of the spaniards got the overhand of the game. For a matter of fact the only spanish player that I showed his ammount of skill this game was Reyes. Spain took home their victory tonight because they were much more effecient to than us.
I just have hard time understanding how you can talk about a team with 'frightning lack of talent' after they just played your team of the field for something more than 1/3 the game.
Anyway dont want to sound like a sore loser. Just my point view.
Good luck in the next round.
No, it's okay, we agree with this. I meant that Spain won the match in two individual actions. The first goal came after an amazing assist by Reyes and an impressive definition by Torres, that's what I was talking about. Spain didn't show any tecnical nor tactical superiority, but just in two actions, especially the first one.
I know what Spain is, just review my posts in the Spanish NT forum... I'm supposed to be the anti-Spanish for being so critical with the team.
I know that you dominated almost the whole first half, but from my point of view, it was more a matter of attitude than tecnical skill. I mean, if Belgium had better players, the result in the first half should have been easily a 2-0. A team has what it has and I have nothing to say about the attitude of Belgium in the first half, they gave everything. But if you're unlucky and you don't have the talent to kill a match when you have the chance, you pay it. The 2nd half has no story, the 2 early goals finished with it.
I think that the difference was that extra quality that has Reyes and Torres over other players. That's all. I spent the whole match "insulting" Torres, because he was literally gone, but suddenly he appeared a la Ronaldo, two actions and two goals.
I know that Belgium missed lots of players though.
IMO, Spain isn't a top NT, just a team who are able to win anyone anyday, but also able to do the opposite. Belgium is just a step below this. Don't get me wrong, I never wanted to dismiss your NT.