All this while I have been a staunch supporter of Brazil but they haven’t really been playing exciting football this time. Sure, they have been winning so far, but still something seems to be lacking in the team. They seem to have started playing boring football. I was so enthusiastic about the Portugal vs Brazil match, but it was such a boring washout. Who would have thought a Brazil match could be so dull and cautious?
And then, after yesterday’s Germany vs England game, I think I have found a new team to root for. Forget the standard defensive game they usually play…last night’s German offensive was fantastic.
Just take a lookie at this incredible goal from Thomas Muller. This was one of two goals that he scored in a space of 4 minutes? in yesterday’s game:
The video doesn’t really do justice to the speed at which the Germans covered the ground. The English defensive players just could not keep up at all.
Yes, there were glaring refereeing errors, but still all said and done, Germany was the better team by far. The English defense was pathetic from the opening moments, and really showed their age. They just could not keep up with the young German attack.
I wish I could say the same for the Argentina vs Mexico match :(. It was actually a pretty close game until a glaring referee error gave a goal to Argentina. Unfortunately, the Mexicans who had played a very tight game till then (in fact dominating control of the ball) started to fall apart and buckle under the pressure. Really sad to watch.
Now, really looking forward to the Germany vs Argentina clash in the round of 8. Both teams are well-matched and tough competitors. Both teams had favorable refereeing in their matches last night to help them out a bit.
Really eager to see how the next match pans out.
So, who are you rooting for?