July 3, 2010
No more tricks then. Another World Cup and another defeat against Germany. This time, the result was heavier, but the way we lost it and with so much difference between both teams makes it somehow easier to absorb than when they knocked us out in 2006, when we were leading and we threw it away and then we failed on penalties.
It still hurts! Oh how it hurts indeed! It's painful to see yet another World Cup pass by and to do it knowing that we've got the best player in the world wearing our number 10 shirt.
But I think this outcome was only logical and here's why I'm saying this...
Enough with the war of words, Mr. SCHWEINSTEIGER and Mr. LAHM, it's time to play a game of football and time to see who gets the final word on the pitch.
Germany are a class act and I know I'm not discovering anything when I say this. They have always been tough to beat and they have always been there. Jorge VALDANO, who was one of the few Argentine players who can say 'I defeated Germany at a World Cup' after he scored our second goal in that famous 3-2 win in Mexico 1986, took a quote from Gary LINEKER and put it in Spanish so we could all realise that: 'Football is a sport played by 11 players on each side and the Germans always win'.
On Saturday, in the beautiful Cape Town, in my opinion, it could very well be a matter of 'who wants it more?' and for much as we can't compare to a superior Germany in many aspects, they can't get anywhere near Argentina in that department. WE SIMPLY WANT IT MORE THAN THEM!