How do you guys feel about this team going into the 2014 World cup qualifiers?? I used to follow Romanian Football as my father is from Transylvania. I feel as though something happened to them though... Im not sure why, but they used to be much stronger then in the last 2 years. I remember Players like Mutu, Marica giving teams much grief and winning or doing well against big teams, but as of recently, they have been fairly poor loosing or tieing pretty weak teams? Do you think you guys have a shot at qualifying?? or do most of you see Romania coming 3rd - 4th in this group?
BTW, what is with Mutu?? I remember watching a Romania game maybe just under a year ago, and he wasnt there.. I thought maybe injured? But then someone told me that the Romanian FA stopped calling him up because he had a drug problem????
To answer your questions in order:
I feel that we should reach the play-offs if we play according to our best possibility. Somehow, I feel that won't happen. I don't think we'll see our guys in Brazil, hence this particular thread.
Yes, we used to do better than this... Well, I mostly blame Lucescu Jr. for that, but Piturca is also a culprit in this starting in Euro 2008. Now he has to undo all he did before he left in 2010 AND what the other intellectual did to our NT
We surely have a shot at the play-offs but don't color me surprised if we end up 3rd or 4th or 5th.
Mutu... Oh yeah, the intellectual Piturca decided to punish him for doing something or other before we played San Marino... What was the result... Well, let's just say that the inauguration of the National Arena would've been less of a disaster if the intellectual Piturca would've called Mutu (and a couple of others). Now Mutu is back, which is a relief.
I don't think Mutu does drugs anymore (aside from alcohol). On the other hand the Romanian federation is probably drugged on some very powerful drugs all the time. I was thinking about asking them to sell me what they're smoking, cause it seems to pack a punch.
Anyway it's Mutu's last chance to play in a World Cup. He can be on hallucinogens and I'd still play him.