Brückner’s challenge for Portugal
After winning the non-ardent first match against Switzerland, the Czech trainer Mr. Brückner and his squad reviewed videos of Portual squad matches and discussed the tactics for tonight. According to Mr. Brückner, they will stick to their basic 4-5-1 formation since there isn’t enough time left to make huge changes to the squad. However, he indicated that the Portguese tactics are predictable, and there’s a (IMO, “positive”) possibility to pull out Jan Koller and David Jarolím and add Milan Baroš and Marek Matějovský to replace them. YES! We don’t need a striker who doesn’t strike!
On the Portguese side, Deco announces his humble statement(<a href=”http://www.afp.com”AFP>: “The Czechs are the ones you better not undervalue. We wouldn’t make a mistake for getting our heads in the clouds more than we need. I show a great sense of respect to them paradoxically. It looks like a bit more difficult match than the previous game against Turkey. It means nothing to us the fact that Czechs won against Switzerland even though they had some problems.” Deco also adds, “We haven’t achieved anything yet, which means we are yet to be delighted.”
He also confesses that he is not in a 100% good shape as he had expected due to injuries he suffered during the last season in Barcelona. “My condition, I have to say, is likely to be perfect for the Turkey game, however, can’t say I’m fine for the Czech game.”
The probable starting line-up:
Czech Republic: Čech – Grygera, Ujfaluši, Rozehnal, Jankulovski – Sionko, Polák, Galásek, Matějovský, Plašil – Baroš
Portugal: Ricardo – Jose Bosingwa, Pepe, Ricardo Carvalho, Paulo Ferreira – Joao Moutinho, Petit, Cristiano Ronaldo, Deco, Simao Sabrosa – Nuno Gomes
Venue: Stade de Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland
Kick-off: 18 o’clock at local time
and of course, ČEŠI, DO TOHO!
Czech team played very well, I really got nervous while watching the match, but we could win, with justice.
Deco allways in top performance, thats why we call him “the Magic”. Nuno Gomes, one more assistance. The best defenders in competition R.Carvalho and Pepe give no chances. And of course Ronaldo!
Scolari and Joao Moutinho in the end of match said that Czech team could make a surprise in this Euro2008, because they play very good football.
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Posted from Portugal
The whole problem is the Czcehs rely on old faces..Baros hasnt played well for ages and cant score…Koller is past it and when he plays they only play the long ball up to him who is on his own..Why OH WHy didnt they take ROman Bednař who played fantastically for WBA all season. and is an out and out striker.
Together with Sionko and they would have had a proper strike force ..now they have a load of guys running around but only sionko looks like scoring…from a dead ball situation…
Posted from Czech Republic
Yeah, I thought I FINALLY saw a football match while watching Czech Republic – Portugal. NO kiss-up. What sucks is that as nick suggests(100% agreed, bro!), we tend to stick to aged players just for their names and PAST achievements. I mean, come on man, why we need to let 2 useless strikers to warm the bench without replacing them with someone less famous but more capable? It’s year 2008, not 2004, 2006 and even 1996!
Posted from Japan
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