Comments on: A review of the European Under 21 Championships /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/ Thoughts on the global game, usually from a tactical view. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:47:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ By: Jones /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-921 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:00:16 +0000 /?p=544#comment-921 Who’s is that quote? And yes saying he doesn’t pay attention to details is pretty ‘crazy’ in itself. Have you ever watched/read him before? Ridiculous comment.

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By: Jneezy /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-907 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:09:56 +0000 /?p=544#comment-907 “As captain of the title winners, Thiago displayed leadership qualities on and off the pitch and, throughout the tournament, was an influential figure in his team’s performance with impressive box-to-box work; exceptional ball control even in the tightest of situations; ability to dictate the tempo of play; intelligent ball-winning based on anticipation rather than tackling; and outstanding playmaking skills based on a wide variety of short and long passing. His three goals in the final represented a unique individual achievement and reward for his contributions to his team’s success.”

Not a crazy decision. He wasn’t flashy throughout the tournament, but the kid was the midfield general of that team. Put in work both offensively and defensively and showed all his game had to offer. No one else on that team could go from collecting the ball in his own box from De Gea as if he were a defensive midfielder, to approaching the opponent’s box as if he were an attacker. Has the most versatile game of any midfielder on the Spain team and he showed it throughout the tournament.

It’s fine to think Isco should’ve won but to call the decision “crazy” just tells me you don’t pay attention to detail.

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By: jamiecurrie /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-906 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:02:23 +0000 /?p=544#comment-906 Totally agree with you I think they seen the hattick in the final and just gave it to him.

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By: kristianjack /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-902 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:00:31 +0000 /?p=544#comment-902 I actually didn’t know that happened, I tend to ignore governing bodies’ teams of the year and decisions as such plus I was busy with MLS so missed that. Have to say that is a crazy decision. Isco was by far the tournament’s best player for me.

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By: kristianjack /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-901 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:59:27 +0000 /?p=544#comment-901 That is fair, to be honest though they were a tough team to evaluate. Comfortable group, played one tough game when they rested some of their best players and then, as I covered, dragged the win away from the Dutch in the semi’s.

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By: Eddy /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-900 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:38:07 +0000 /?p=544#comment-900 Expected more on the Italians, considering they were runners-up. At least more than about Norwegian players. A little disappointing, but good write-up nonetheless, as always, KJ.

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By: jamiecurrie /2013/06/24/a-review-of-the-european-under-21-championships/comment-page-1/#comment-896 Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:28:49 +0000 /?p=544#comment-896 Great review KJ can’t say I disagree with any of your Tournament X1 what do you make of Thiago winning player of the tournament rather than Isco?

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