Thursday, June 19, 2008

Euro Cup: Croatia Turkey

I hate to bet against Turkey, but I feel that I have to, especially if I want to gain some ground on Fiona and Makayla.

Plus, I think the Turks are without their starting goalkeeper, lost on a stupid, stupid, stupid Red Card. I think the Croats are the better overall side, and have played tougher competition better than the Turks have.

The Turks have been a great story--the only team in the Tournament to come back from a deficit in this tournament, and they've done it twice. But I don't think they can do it three times. I think they will need to score first, and then keep on attacking until they are up 2-0, and then they need to remember how they beat the Czechs in the last 20 minutes to get to this stage.

I don't think they can do all those things, and Croatia is simply too skilled, too quick, and will be reminded of Turkey's comebacks, and push for 88 minutes. I like Croatia to score first, second and maybe third. They will take no chances with this slightly inferior squad that clearly has a lot of stick-to-it-iveness.

I'll take Croatia, 2-0.


omerkilic said...

:) the match is tonight. I disagree with you. First of all, we have Rustu as a goalkeeper who is more experienced than the other one. Our young players now feel confidence. I am sure that we will win this match.
Best wishes from Turkiye where everyone should see in her/his life,

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, the turks did it again!

Congrats to the turks, great job!

omerkilic said...

what did I say? ha ha ha...Next: Germany. It will be done.