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    Quote Originally Posted by BBZ8800 View Post
    Perisic might turn into "a psycho" again...
    How could i forgot him, he plays like young CR7 when things go well for him, just like vs england

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    English team in semis also had a team without experience in big matches and without experience HOW to actually win a big match, like a CL final.

    Croatia:France in that aspect:
    Modric, played 4 CL finals, won ALL 4 Cl finals
    Rakitic, played 1 CL final, won 1 CL final, scored a goal in a final
    Mandzukic, played 2 finals (Bayern, Juve), won 1 CL (Bayern), scored goals in BOTH Cl finals
    Lovren, lost 1 CL final
    Kovacic, was on a bench in 2 CL finals

    French players:
    Griezmann, lost 1 Cl final
    Mbappe, 0 Cl finals
    Giroud, 0 Cl finals
    Pogba, lost 1 Cl final

    Varane played and won in 2 Cl finals.

    So, midfield and attack from France have ZERO Cl titles or Wc/Euros won.
    On the other hand: Modric&Rakitic&Mandzukic trio played 7 CL finals and won in 6 CL finals. They also scored 3 goals in finals (Mandzukic 2, Rakitic 1).

    Let's see whether these tiny details regarding experience/clutch in key matches will repeat in a final also...
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    Puyol #5

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    From Atletico to Chelski... And as a goalie and epitome of defensive football he is complaining about defending

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    Courtois and Hazard are just piss poor sore losers. No class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utility73 View Post
    Courtois and Hazard are just piss poor sore losers. No class.
    They are right, France plays cynical negative football (so did Chelsea last season but thats not the point) and are boring to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchell1978 View Post
    They are right, France plays cynical negative football (so did Chelsea last season but thats not the point) and are boring to watch.


    It is exactly not the point if the way France plays is boring or not (which is also matter of taste btw). France beat Belgium fair and square. Belgium lost, deservedly so.

    The point is exactly that Hazard and Courtois are hypocritical idiots because for one they have been playing for Chelsea. Did they complain about their own team playing boring football ?
    And second, Belgium did basically nothing against Brazil. They scored from an own goal and a long distance shot and did not create much else, even when Brasil had to open up more and more. Do not remember them complaining about Belgium playing boring defense against Brasil then.

    So they can keep talking crap all day long, does not make them sound any less stupid

    Interestingly enough we did not receive such stupidity from Kevin de Bruyne a guy who was actually playing for a club showering the premier league with goals.


    For what it is worth. I‘d also prefer France to play somewhat more offensively with all the individual quality in their squad. And I was actually rooting for Belgium in that match but have no problem conceding that France was superior.
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    Sore loser is sore. Next up, water is wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by utility73 View Post


    It is exactly not the point if the way France plays is boring or not (which is also matter of taste btw). France beat Belgium fair and square. Belgium lost, deservedly so.

    The point is exactly that Hazard and Courtois are hypocritical idiots because for one they have been playing for Chelsea. Did they complain about their own team playing boring football ?.
    Actually Hazard complains about the football Chelsea plays regulary.
    And i fully agree with both of them, France play cynical, negative football, wether they win deserved or not doesn't matter, the football they play is ugly and boring.

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    I am so afraid of this final. One Mbappe run... I am so pesimistic. And afraid. Don't know why. When I see Lloris, Umtiti, Varane, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griez... It looks frightening on the paper. And our team played 90min more and had 1 day less to rest.
    Andres DON Iniesta is the only player in football's history to be Man of the Match in a Champions League final, EURO final and World Cup final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyAddict View Post
    I am so afraid of this final. One Mbappe run... I am so pesimistic. And afraid. Don't know why. When I see Lloris, Umtiti, Varane, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griez... It looks frightening on the paper. And our team played 90min more and had 1 day less to rest.
    France are bottlers, remember that. same was said when they played Portugal in the Euro final and that was even less pressure.

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    France actually had more shots on target than Belgium, and if it wasnt for the lamp post upfront, they would easily have scored one or two more.
    It was a close game, but i see no reason why some are complaining over their victory, it was deserved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyAddict View Post
    I am so afraid of this final. One Mbappe run... I am so pesimistic. And afraid. Don't know why. When I see Lloris, Umtiti, Varane, Pogba, Kante, Mbappe, Griez... It looks frightening on the paper. And our team played 90min more and had 1 day less to rest.
    You are in wrong mindset, my friend. We have nothing to lose going into this final as underdogs. Team already achieved more than anyone imagined. Granted, winning it is in back of all our minds but we are already winners and whatever happens we have every reason to smile.

    I could tell you how we are more experienced, have better team spirit, have a score to settle for 98', or how we always play better against top teams... We have our chance and now is time to enjoy this. This probably won't happen ever again in our lifetime.

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    It will be interesting to see which team will take control.
    I don t think, that France is very dangerous in the build up, where they need to create infront of 2 lines. Mbappe & Griezman need space to make their runs.
    I hope Croatia heals until sunday and that they bring their best team.

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    France's best game was against Uruguay, but Uruguay was playing so badly that game that I can't stand watching the game full length, Cavani lost really hit them hard. France had a great showing the game before where they played ultra attacking football against Argentina but they apparently also forgot to defend. That's why they reach the final, Deschamps found a more balanced strategy that works, even sacrificing the natural attacking talents of Mbappe, Griezmann etc.

    I'm rooting for Croatia btw