There is just a week left of the World Cup and I can't say its been a classic so far. There haven't been lots of goals, there haven't been lots of highly exciting games - well not to me there hasn't. I'll accept the odd goody and its been better since England went! Quelle Surprise.
One of the things that always amuses me is how the pundits always write off the Germans. "Man for man xxxxx are the better team". We heard that a lot before Germany played England and then Germany promptly whipped us 4-1. We heard the same before the game against Argentina and also how poor the German defence was and how Argentina's devastating forward line would find them out. Result? Germany 4 Argentina 0! Players who wouldn't get near the England Team (Klose for one) always play well in a German shirt.
Ah say the apologists our players are more tired due to all the games they play. Well of the starting elevens in the Germany-England game, the Germans played 577 and the English 555. This is league, cup and international games, including friendlies.
In the semi's Germany play the favourites Spain and their star forward David Villa. I'm sure the same old lines will be wheeled out but as the title says: Don't bet against the Germans!