segunda-feira, 16 de junho de 2014
Raised expectations, high hopes, a wishful thought that the national team would deliver a fine win, an acceptable draw, perhaps a defeat by the slimmest margin......
Germany - 4 ; Portugal - 0 is almost too hard to bear when stakes are upped high enough in a country long yearning for some sort of victory.
Yes, over mighty Germany seen as an unfriendly nation even at the best of times.
But SHIT happens, in the pitch, where Portugal can do much, much better.
We all know it, we all secretly hoped they would stand up and face them down.
Or at least, already in despair score one lone face-saving honour goal.
A nightmare it turned out to be.
And, damn it, everything happened under the watchful eye of a discreetly cheering Angela!
Portugal is definitely down after such a poor showing but not out of the competition. Yet.
The US and Ghana should not be underestimated.
They would better decide quickly whether they want in or out of Brazil 2014.
IBERIA got off to a bad start would be understatement.
Can IT shake it off and get on to a flying finish?