Any self-proclaimed 'Bayern' fans advocating for #Robbery to be out should be ashamed. For one, both Robben and Ribery (especially Robben) are still world class, so it's not as if they are hurting the club. Both are monumental figures that continue to perform and lead by example.
Just as true Real Madrid supporters wanted Ronaldo to retire as a Madridista, real Bayern fans should want Robben and Ribery to play their last ever matches at Bayern. Injury wise Kovac will do all he can to minimize their minutes allowing for younger talent like Coman and Gnabry
Jul 10, 2018 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
#FRABEL thoughts: This #WorldCup is a gift that keeps on giving. This semi-final matchup lived up to its potential, with 22 stars producing excellence all over the pitch. Watching Mbappe play this well on the biggest stage is inspiring and he's younger than me...
Just about every player showed up today for both teams. Do not fault Lukaku, he has been great all tournament, and arguably the best striker during this world cup. Deschamps drew up a game plan to cancel out Lukaku's presence with two world class centerbacks, Varane and Umtiti.
Jul 6, 2018 • 9 tweets • 4 min read
#BELBRA thoughts: Exactly the star studded offensive minded matchup I expected. #BRA were very unlucky to not have led early and even more unfortunate to have conceded twice shortly afterwards.The trio of Lukaku, Hazard, and De Bruyne was lethal today. Courtois was exceptional.
Brazil missed Casemiro. Fernandinho struggled to replace his role effectively. Although to be fair not sure how much better Casemiro could contain the likes of Hazard & co. Miranda did well to tame Lukaku in the 2nd half. Martinez/Henry were right to start Chadli over Carrasco
Jul 2, 2018 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
#BELJPN thoughts: Easily the best game of the tournament so far, how can you not love football!!! Japan deserves utmost respect for their performance, and Belgium likewise deserves praise for not panicking and finding a way to win. Both teams laid everything on the line.
Japan is such a fascinating team to watch. They are not the fastest, strongest, tallest, or most athletic, but their technical ability and composure on the ball is a thing of beauty. Japan rarely if ever complained about fouls/ moments that did not favor them. Great coaching
Jul 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
#SPARUS thoughts: Football can be cruel sometimes. Spain clearly the much better side, completing around 500+ more passes, at least 16 more shots than Russia, and they're the ones going home. In penalty shootouts, luck is very much a factor. At that point it was 50/50 odds, maybe
even greater odds Russia advances given they have momentum as the host country. Although Spain outplayed Russia, it was not an impressive display from the 2010 champions. Lots of possession with no end product. Give credit to Russia for their impressive defensive shape and....
Jun 30, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
#URUPOR thoughts: So happy for my favorite striker @ECavaniOfficial. If anyone deserved a goal, it was him. Has been the best for his team all tournament, despite Suarez initially getting most of the spotlight. Even for PSG Cavani has been overlooked, especially when he played...
alongside Zlatan. Cavani isn't just a phenomenal goal scorer, his movement and off ball work rate is exceptional, as he frequently coming back to defend as well. Godin, Caceres, and Laxalt are a force in the back. CR7 had little to no room to breathe outside the box, something...
Jun 30, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
#FRAARG thoughts: Elated for Les Bleus, devastated for Messi. This result is not surprising, France's squad is better in every category, a super team vs the best player. Argentina employing Messi as a false 9 literally signifies that they were relying on him to pull of a miracle
And he did btw. Argentina showed great pride to go up 2-1, but it must be said that France wasted opportunities to go up 2-0 when they led 1-0. Going down 2-1 gave them killer instinct. Di Maria finally showed up after a string of underwhelming performances, wonderclass strike.