Müslüm Gülhan, winner of 9th European Universities Football Championship with Halic University Istanbul continues to analyse the Euro 2012 Semifinals with correct predictions. After Portugal vs Spain tie, it’s time for Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 clash.
Academist football pundit set to analyse the next juggernaut tie featuring Germany vs Italy in the second semifinal clash of Euro 2012.
NationalTurk : We have our first finalist of the tournament. As you predicted Spain has reached Euro 2012 finals. What’s your opinion on Germany vs Italy game ?
Müslüm Gülhan : Italy enters the semifinals vs Germany with a certain disadvantage. Italy has played the quarterfinal vs England 2 days after Germany played its game. Furthermore Italy vs England game has been a tough game that went to extra-time. A 120 minute long battle where Italy literally tussled with England. They are exhausted and Germany had 2 more days for regenaration process which is an obvious advantage for the German side.
Müslüm Gülhan : Expect to see a better Italy at 2014 Worl Cup
Italy exceeded my expectations and are having a superb tournament in Euro 2012 this far. They are unexpectedly good and very resilient team. Italy’s game is not build upon a strategy where all balls are thrown to an one man. They have an excellent leader in Pirlo and in-game responsibilities are being shared by 2-3 players. They have a couple of young and talented players who play good team football.
It’s a major success for Italy that they have advanced to Semifinal in Euro 2012, but I think we will see a better Italy, the ‘ real ‘ Italy at 2014 World Cup.
On the other hand there is this German team. By far the most consistent and physically fit team of Euro 2012. They are in great shape. They are clear favourites of Germany vs Italy game and they have got many assets and immense firepower coming from various players. Their squad is deep enough so they can rest 3 important players in the quarterfinals and all the players replacing those are top-flight and first class-quality.
Müslüm Gülhan : The contribution of Mesut Özil is immense for Germany
Mesut Özil’s contribution to Germany is great, Germans play efficient like an engine and Mesut Ozil and Khedira complement this team with creativity. Özil assists his teammates with deadly efficiency with accurate and lethal passing for scoring. He can alter the direction and pace of the game at will. Khedira plays the ball directly to opponent’s box and on the defensive end he is powerful and keeps a constant pressure on opponent’s offensive aces. Mario Gomez is the best central striker of this Euro 2012 tournament.
At the end this is Italy German will be facing, but i think this consistent German team is two steps closer to reach the Euro 2012 Finals entering the Germany vs Italy Euro 2012 Semifinal match.