Thursday, April 02, 2009

England beat Ukraine 2-1

it would be naive to say that England are currently the best team in Europe; Spain are. they played well last night and i could see that they are performing above par whenever Stew-G and Rooney involve in close proximity. i think, Capello has found promising formula here, and of course it will take time to actually make it real good, however we can hope now that somehow England could finally succeed in WC 2010. it is too premature to claim England will qualify to WC 2010 in 100% record like we currently having, however after 5 games played, we can safely say that England are going to right direction after so many disappointing moments in the past. Wembley somehow played its magic last night and its crowd helped England team beat tough nut, Ukraine. right now we are sitting on top with 15 points leading 5 points more from closest rivals Croatia. if i am not mistaken, England will be having another qualifier matches against Azerbaijan and Andorra right after the season closes. if they can pull the same performance like they had this past week, we can probably qualify with ease.

David Beckham completed his 110 performance with a story to tell. replacing Aaron Lennon in the second half and repaid the coach’s confidence on him with superb crosses throughout the match. and one of them converted into goal by John Terry. his free kick had been passed through by stew-G’s header to Terry’s open arms. the captain was the man of the match last night after having superb night. both he and Ferdinand made a good team in the back line preventing Ukrainian forwards to ever make real chances. the first goal came from Crouch after having been fed by strong header from Terry which came from Lampard’s corner. honestly, England were the best in the first half with so many chances created by ever-energized Rooney. he is one of a hell player. he runs the whole field without a single pause. he helped his defense by making so many important tackles. if Terry had not been picked as man of the match, i am sure he would have been selected. if all players mentioned above enjoyed strong performance, Ashley Cole need to review his game with a closer look. he may have played over 70 games with England, but last night he was just a junior. perhaps, it will be better if Capello starts to look alternatives. Wayne Bridge could be the next in line to replace Cole, in case he has yet to recover from mysterious illness. hopefully he will come over his jittery in no time.


after a couple or more posts regarding England performance, i haven’t mentioned my new addiction to England new kit. it is so adorable and quickly reminding me of classic jersey from the 60s. gosh! i have to get this one, plus Becks looks good on it

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