Originally Posted by Dutch
Anyone else surprised at the difficulties Germany is having with so many of their first touches? Seems to be a little out of character for them.
Italy on the other hand is showing some really nice ball movement and beautiful first touch control......
Balotelli.....tick, tick, tick...........
What happens with Italy, is that people often forget that they're a soccer power because their style of play is something like that of Greece. They're more focused on defense than a lot of soccer powers. The problem is, they're really not like Greece in spite of their style of play. Their individual players have incredible skill that's on par with all the other soccer powers at most times over the years.