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Old 06-23-2012, 12:52 AM   #6549
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Originally Posted by crosscourt View Post
Much more fluid. But I think the coaches of Portugal, Spain and France will all look at the German defence and think they have a chance. The German defence looks a bit like ours. The individuals can get isolated and may have to defend deep to survive.

I think they will get more protection against the better teams, where the midfield will be more balanced. Khedira and Schweinsteiger can shield the defence quite well when they have to.

Yesterday could be an anomaly, Greece are quite unique in their ultra defensive style so i'm willing to give Germany a pass for that one. Do it again and they will have problems though, against Portugal and then probably Spain, they're both more than good enough to punish any defensive lapses.
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