Congratulations Ukraine! Long live Shevchenko. I recall his early days with Dinamo kiev, amazing Champions League and Europe, alongside Rebrov, and now, almost done, wants to leave with a bang... great moment for football...
It`s not only the midfielders who are playing very well, but the whole team.
As for my opinion it`s the best performance so far of the Euro, even against France they did very well. Their tactics are just great - everyone is atacking, even the centrebacks are pushing forward.
This is the way everyone should play, most of the other teams just do not play for winning but only for not to receive any goals.
I wonder how you can go to a big tournament with just being concerned about the defense - if you do not score, you`ll never win the trophy.
That`s maybe the main reason why this year we see so many draws.
I almost cried when Shevchenko banged in two goals. Great for him, great for Ukraine and great for football I hope you beat the English, not because I have anything against the English but simpy because since Poland is out we need a host country in the next round.
Ukraine played some lovely football with great off the ball movement but if you do not take advantage of your dominance then one freak chance is enough to put you out.
Not to mention Platini's prats behind the goal line.
Blokhin should be retained. They've been unlucky with injuries in defence and in the net and they have a nucleus of young players from which to build from like Yarmash, Rakitsky who should have started from the first game and right down to young Bohdan Butko who didn't look at all out of place.
Blokhin and Hamren should both be retained by Sweden and Ukraine. They did a good job given the circumstances and both teams were actually quite unlucky. Sweden were arguably the better team against Ukraine and England but ended up somehow losing both games.
Those two coaches are good and can make more progress for their nations if retained.