viernes, 27 de junio de 2008

No more terrible things. The luck is changing

En el NYT: It will be the first final for a Spanish team in a world-level tournament since Spain lost to France in Euro 1984. In between there have been so many losses way too early in tournaments, often under bizarre circumstances, that made Spanish fans ask exactly why their teams cannot live up to expectations, why their fancy players fold under pressure, why terrible things happen to them. (...)


World soccer fans often get a little crazy when an American like me compares an international situation to our own little local sports. But the best way to describe Spain in American terms is to say that sometimes a hand comes out of nowhere to deflect a ball, the way it happened to the Chicago Cubs in the postseason in 2003. The Cubs have not won a World Series since 1908, and Spain has not won a major tournament since Euro 1964, when it beat the Soviet Union. (...)
the luck is changing, ever since Spain survived 120 scoreless minutes against its chosen nemesis, Italy

2 comentarios:

altozano dijo...

Una buena explicacion, pero lo nuestro no era solo mala suerte. Eran problemas psicologicos, era no creerselo, era una falta de personalidad que a estas alturas parecia ya cronica...

Rafa dijo...

A lo mejor era que teníamos un gafe entre nosotros y que todo ha cambiado ahora que está en Toledo.