Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
This was predictable, Italy was the Cinderella of this ball and the thing about Cinderella is she was never supposed to be there in the first place, and aside from the Kings this year, very rarely win it all because of the sheer difficulty it takes in beating so many superior teams consecutively. Italy didn't have enough gas or real potential to compete at that level, they just got lucky in upsetting Germany. If anything, it seemed at in the semis and Final in the Euro the common theme amongst most teams was exhaustion and lack of urgency. Maybe they all put too much into the group stages, or maybe it was a dive, either way, I feel meh about all this aside from having a new respect for Spain.
Now that Espania has achieved winning three consecutive international championships for the first time ever, the Phil Jackson Threepete era has finally come to soccer. Pat Riley may have coined the term, but only Phil Jackson's Bulls and Lakers have ever clinched three consecutive championships for any team of any sport, aside from Spain now with international soccer. Congrats, I really never liked Spain but now I truly tip my hap to them and respect their phenomenal game, they deserve it fi real!!
That is THIRTEEN championship rings by the way, and the only coach to threepete not once, not twice, but THREE times!!
People big up Jordan and Kobe, but the secret to those players is not their inherent talent, it was Phil Jackson, simple as that. What was the secret to Lebron finally getting his? The second best coach in the modern era.. Pat Riley
having a brass knuckles set of championship rings for both hands are unique accomplishments, something only the Spaniards are coming even remotely into that level in soccer for the first time. I expect the beautiful game to change forever. It is not about winning one, it is about winning several now, and consecutively, or its worth nothing. Perhaps this is the beginning of the end or the beginning of the best ever, we will see.