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Old 06-23-2012, 09:33 PM   #6560
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Originally Posted by crosscourt View Post
You could say the same about us. Maybe they will improve but they don't seem fortress like as of old. Germany are very powerful offensively at present. My feeling though is that the system they play is better, or makes them look better, than they are. That is what you want of course, a team better than the sum of its parts. But it does give hope to the others.
They certainly are beatable, if they are to win the tournament they will have to get past Portugal and Spain, two tough games. In their first group game against Portugal it was close, Spain will certainly be favourites for the final too. I picked Germany before the tournament, but Spain are probably still too good for them in the final.

As for them being like us, I wish! I think Pirlo will give Parker and Gerrard a lesson tomorrow. He's so good to watch when he's picking teams apart, later on could be one of those times.
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