e-2004
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
  Azzuri exit
I'm with Venables (and not only because he echoed my remarks on England having more scoring power than the Portuguese :-) ): Italy deserved to go out. That group was always going to be tight and Italy needed to show more ambition. I've always been an Italianophile, but the Azzuri lacked a cutting edge in this tournament. Yes, they were gloriously vibrant in the first 45 minutes against Sweden, but even then they didn't look like scoring, with the hapless Vieri especially profigate (continuing his World Cup form, really) and the Swedes thoroughly deserved the draw. Sadly, Italy's best attacking players were their two full-backs. Tonight, they looked nervous and lacking in belief. If the Bulgarians had taken the game by the scruff of the neck, they could easily have won the game. Their goal wasn't against the run of play and they did more than enough to draw the game.

Mark
 
Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home
Blog for discussion of Euro 2004 football tournament.

ARCHIVES
June 2004 / July 2004 /


CONTRIBUTORS

Scott - somedisco

Philip - It's All in Your Mind

Andy - Midland Memorabilia

Tim - The Rambler

Mwanji - be.jazz

Paul - Shards, fragments and totems

Mark - k-punk

LINKS

e-2004 technorati profile

TMFD - Freaky Trigger's sport blog

Independent

Times

Guardian


Powered by Blogger