It’s not often that I wake up at 7 am on a Sunday…but today I am ready to go! Most people I speak to believe Germany will win today…and I agree with them. The only thing that can put Argentina on top is the magic of Messi, but you have to know that Germany will pay special defensive attention to the world’s best player.
Germany are too balanced, strong, physical, fast, technical and tactically sound (did I miss anything?). They are the best team in this tournament. Argentina surprised me by getting to the final and it was mostly due to Netherlands Manager Van Gaal making an absolute mess out of their penalty shootout against Argentina in the semi (Vlaar shooting first, are you f-ing kidding me!).
Germany has too many offensive threats and is too committed on defense to let Argentina through. I think today’s match will be tight with many fouls (Argentina flopping?)…but in the end, Germany will prevail.
ON A SIDE NOTE – it makes me sick that Barca are signing Luis Suarez (I mean, he only bit a FEW people)…but he scores goals so who cares that he is an absolute embarrassment to the game. Also, Freddy Adu was declined a contract offer from AZ Alkmaar…rough luck for the kid…I hate to say that Peter Nowak ruined him, but maybe he did?
The transfer season will bring with it many crazy moves…the most interesting one I read this morning is Arturo Vidal possibly heading to Man Utd. I can’t see Juventus giving him up, but you never know. My Man Utd loving wife should be ecstatic if that happens!
I CALL BS – on the fact that USA goalkeeper Tim Howard wasn’t included as a finalist as the best goalkeeper of the World Cup. He BROKE the record for most saves in the World Cup match! Give me a break! He is arguably the top keeper in the world game in and game out and proved it in this World Cup. There IS an anti-American bias going on here. Say what you want about our field players…but our goalkeepers have been world-class for years. Kasey Keller, Brad Freidel and now Howard can stack up against ANY keeper anywhere!