Portugal Girds Their Loins

26 Jun

You know who it’s gotta suck to be right now? Cristiano Ronaldo. Because no matter what the guy does, he’ll be criticized 8 ways to  Sunday. In a way, he’s carrying his entire country on his back, as unfair as it is.  Good thing he’s got a lot of self-belief and a good team to play with. But is it enough to beat Spain? We’ll know tomorrow. If he has an on day and La Roja has an off day, we could be looking at a very different final than we all suspect.

I see London, I see France!

Coach Paulo Bento and Hugo Almeida were at the presser today. Of course, much of the talk was about Cris. That’s gotta be frustrating. The facial expressions and body language make Bento look already defeated. But perhaps he’s just exhausted and sick of the press whirl. Can you blame him?

No matter what the result tomorrow, I think both Spain and Portugal can hold their heads high. Best of luck to them!

– Lozil

7 Responses to “Portugal Girds Their Loins”

  1. Allison June 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    Are they wearing neon green legwarmers?!

  2. Cindy June 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm #


  3. jellyace June 27, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I’ll bet Cris misses Pipita, Benz, and Mesut, as they have all helped him with his goal-scoring in RM. I’m a bit torn with this Spain v Portugal thing, but I guess I am leaning towards a Spain-Germany final. Sorry, Cris!

  4. kfunk22 June 27, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    i am growing increasingly fond of paulo bento’s face.

    crossing my fingers that i find some time at work this afternoon to sneak in the game. can’t wait to see how it all shakes out.

  5. caivallon June 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    I feel sooo sorry for him… I could cry…


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