Originally posted by JCamilo
Ecuador was really superior.
No they weren't. It's very late and I have to get some sleep, but they weren't superior (it was a penalty, though -- not a glaring one, but a penalty it was)
Was Brasil as entertaining as the fans and Galvao Bueno would have liked? No. Was Ecuador superior then? No! :rollani: They just defended relentlessly even after
Brazil had scored our 1st goal. You seem to think we should have opened our team and offered spaces just to score one more goal against a team that seemed happy with a 1x0 defeat? No, I think Parreira was absolutely right. If Ecuador didn't feel like opening their
team even after suffering a goal, why should we open our
team after having already scored a goal??
The result was already good for us, and I bet Ecuador's coach was counting
on the fans demanding that Brazil push forward. Parreira's system was giving his team very little space, and Ecuador wanted
Parreira to cave in to the pressure to field an extra playmaker, and to open our midfield. Fortunately Parreira ignored the apostles of "dream football".
We WON, goddammit. Some media morons are already talking about this game as if it was a disaster, which is utter bullsh!t. WE WON. Six points in two games. Leaders of the SA Qualifiers. We won against a decent team on their own field. We won against a hard-working team that didn't come out of defense even when they were behind on the score. But it was a disaster, because we weren't entertaining enough.
... I'm sure you'd rather we use Kaka, Alex and Diego and give the opposition all the space they want, the old "let them score two goals because we'll inevitably score four"
nonsense. Thankfully our manager lives on the real world.
Was our team perfect then? No, there were mistakes, corrections are needed. For one thing, Lucio looked like a retard out there, he did everything he could to complicate the game. Hell, he's making Roque Junior look very
good in comparison, which is alarming. And Ronaldinho Gaucho, after scoring, became as useful as a wet fart. But were these glitches enough to justify saying Ecuador was superior?? HELL no.
Let's keep it real.
Sorry if I'm being rude, it's 1:15 AM and I'm sleepy. Good night.