I have a really bad feeling for our boys :(
It's the same atmosphere like in 2006. You're in love with the team, the whole country is tensed, the medias are celebrating the team...and then along came the destroyers of football dreams, Italy.
And Spain...Spain...They might give you the idea of not being so dominant. They might give you the illusion their defense isn't rock solid. But they are Spain. They are Iker Casillas, Carlos Puyol, and overall, always, Xavi and Iniesta, plus at least one deadly striker with David Villa. It's the best of the best in this football world.
And our team is so young, so very young, and without Müller now...It feels like 2006, when Frings was out for yellow cards as well. It just feels all the same.
Go boys, prove me wrong. But I'm really, really worried about the the triangle Xavi-Iniesta-Villa. You can't stop them.
And Carlos Puyol eats little boys like Özil alive.
So it's basically down to Miro Klose. How I didn't want him to play before the World Cup, and how wrong I was again. The man looks so harmless, so freaking harmless. And his movements seem so strange at times. Yet again, he's there when needed, and there's hardly any better player when it comes to headers in this world.
Here's my bet: Germany wins in penalty shootout after a memorable match with a 2-2 after regular time and a 3-3 after overtime.
One thing is strange. I'm writing here that I am worried because Thomas Müller can't play.
Thomas Müller. One year ago, only a few people knew him. I had no clue about him.
Thomas Müller, 20 years old.
Number of matches played in the First German Division: 38
Number of matches played for Germany (INCLUDING ARGENTINIA): 7
38 matches in the Bundesliga. 38. 38.
Number of matches played for Germany: 7.
Goals at the World Cup: 4. Rooney? 0. Messi? 0. Christiano Ronaldo? 1.
Things Müllers says on German TV, right after the match against England:
"I want to say Hi to my Grandma and Granddad."
He just scored two goals against England. England. THE football nemesis for Germany. He made two goals which will be remembered for all eternity.
And the guy says hello to his grandparents, as if he was on TV for the first time.
Football. I love this game.