Euro 2008 – I have not been following the tournament as closely as I want it to be on the telly…due to the time difference; but hopefully I will be able to catch the finals. For me, it’s been a very disappointing tournament overall. Portugal was the favorite; unfortunately Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t live up to the expectations. The Manchester United winger has become bigger, stronger, fiercer and more effective with his recent forms in the EPL and Champions League…but he didn’t establish himself well to score the critical goals in the Euro.
I was also hoping that France will be able to beat Italy this time around, but they too failed. I think it’s time to say goodbye to the veterans such as Patrick Vieira, Lilian Thuram & Thierry Henry…the French need bright youngsters like Frank Ribery to create the magic again.
Holland’s brilliant up-rising performance has been an interesting surprise but they too fell in the very last minute. With Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben, Ryan Babel & Robin Van Persie – they definitely have formed another golden generation of the Oranje with good attacking qualities.
Thank goodness, that the Germans pass through - they have a very young & good looking team who plays maturely.
So hopefully, Spain will be able to sail through as well. Fernando Torres has played a vital role in Liverpool and he is definitely looking stronger and sharper than ever. Linking up with Cesc Fabregas, I feel that both of the goal-scorers will be able to provide the finishing touches.
But don’t write off Turkey and Russia yet…they can deliver some unexpected surprises to the game.
Movie: Kung Fu Panda – a good under-panda movie, its funny, the animation is real & technologically impressive, it’s hilarious and very enjoyable. It’s a very inspiring tale of how determination helped the less disadvantaged good guys come up tops against the odds. There is no secret ingredient…it’s all in the mind. Positive Attitude, Positive Thinking, Positive Behavior.
I have big shoes to fill - Let’s Go Fresh! :)