Friday, June 19, 2009

The Kids Are Alright

Capello's England may be banging in goals for fun on their way to the World Cup, and those winning ways are rubbing off on the under 21 squad currently playing in the European Championships in Sweden. Last night the young lions beat Spain 2-0 to advance to the semi finals.

Fraizer Campbell and James Milner scored the goals and England could also afford to miss a penalty when Milner saw his effort saved by Spanish keeper Sergio Asenjo. Theo Walcott was on the bench, in a move that seemed controversial until he came of the bench with an hour gone to set up Milner with some super play.

Two wonderful goals.

England now face Germany next Monday in an attempt to reach the final. Get in!


Spectator said...

Guardian wonders aloud whether benching Theo at the beginning of the Spain match was a good idea. Personally, I totally support Psycho on this one. Theo had a bad game, was stuck on the bench and he responded very, very well as a sub. Players at every level need to know that their places are never guaranteed. For Theo, this'll be part of his maturation process.

Bigus Dickus said...

Agreed, and also, he was a surprise when he came on and they couldn't handle him

phil said...

WHAAAA?!?!?! Players don't have guaranteed places in the team?

/is Sunil Gulati
//has driven US Soccer into the ground.

phil said...

When Walcott is on like that, he's fun to watch.

Spectator said...

@Phil: Heheh... Sunil jokes will never get old.

Pearce also had nice things to say about Theo's attitude. So, the Guardian can get bent.

cjdomer04 said...

The match against Germany is match #3 in the group stage, not the semis. A draw has England win the group.