Originally Posted by Dutch
Agreed. I just don't think they have what it takes to dismantle Spain. Then again, I don't think Germany would have done any better based on their showing today. Hugely disappointed in Germany today. Looks like they still haven't got the maturity needed to win at this level.
Meh. Germany typically has a bad game in tournaments and it's usually the 2nd game. That didn't happen this time. The truth is that soccer is a game where you drastically rely on some bounces going your way. And it's really not typical that you'll get the same game twice in a row. This was the game where Germany was vulnerable. They weren't getting the bounces. Italy is typically strong defensively. But also, Italy was able to capitalize on some chances (which also doesnt always happen). Germany had been riding a grune Wella up until this point. This was the rough patch they needed to find their way past. Obviously, it didn't happen. Germany is still extremely young though too. Today might help them in the long run.