This Romanian team fought its best. However, many teams are hard to match this year. Flagrancy was staring us in the face all along! Teams need to end cycles before starting new ones: it is shameful to dream about medals that a girl sitting at home and mending her wounds won as if they were rightfully ours. By ours, I mean us, a team of girls with no more than a Carpathian trophy played in this formula.
Honest would be to delineate everyone’s contribution to the team’s performance, not everyone’s injury in the name of salvation, or everyone’s age, or everyone’s “we did our best” smile. These girls are not victims of their supporters, but of the goal imposed on them by a foolish man. No one told them they didn’t go there to win the war, but to survive the drought.
What a shame to pretend we can choose to lay back and watch France play its show! What an arrogant idea to make claims against Sweden, Denmark or Croatia! Do not dream of Denmark! (more decimated than ever, but playing 4+2 defence and scoring with one valid left back and a 19y old right back in order to get results out of the worst case scenario) Do not challenge Sweden, whose Linnea Torstenson needed to learn a whole new shooting technique in order to attend this competition!
And do not speak of Croatia who has waited patiently for years and might now finally pay its dues to us! In 2010, at the European Championship, Andrea Penezic confessed after Romania-Russia (20:35): “Romania didn’t help us today. We wanted to be 3rd in the group, but today, the Romanian coach decided to rest his main players and so they lost.” Now, they are not playing for a 3rd place in the group, but for a spot among the world’s best. Moreover, they have a better team, mature and complete. Do not mock their years of patience by considering them the easiest opponent!
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