The phantom of 2004 is all over the place. A small country with granite defence that cunt be beaten, again, Ronaldo is crying, again. Well deserved so far for Morocco, very passionate team.
Thankfully for the Argentines they had Emile Martinez a penalty magician, who realised that no.2 & 3 takers were young and unexperienced and he physiologically bullied them; Note how he was standing in front of Coman (taker No.2) and how he threw the ball so Tchouameni (taker No.3) to go and pick it up. They both lost their penalties.
Yes, Scaloni made mistakes. However, they were nowhere close to Deschamps' 2 man midfield at the beginning of the final. What the hell was he thinking... And afterwards, he was just subbing on players to see if something sticks.Nice video exploring Final's tactics, correctly pointing out the mistake of subbing Di Maria something that the usual pundits I follow (Lineker, Ferdinand etc) didn't mentioned much if at all.
Scaloni has been proven a great tactician but did some crucial mistakes that nearly costed him the World Cup; both Netherlands & France taking it to penalties from 0-2, is not a coincidence. Hopefully the trophy will boost his confidence and winning strategy.
I have now downloaded all Argentina's matches in order to re-watch them and spot the analysis I've gone through on the internet.