That match versus Portugal was just agony. Spain was not playing like their usual selves (uh, Negredo in the midfield, Xavi with the backline?), and Cristiano Ronaldo wanted the Euro 2012 trophy more than anyone else on that pitch.
So when did Spain realize they wanted it? Well into extra time, when Iniesta, Navas, and Pedro were all attacking. Of course, that match ended with a penalty shootout, and thank god Spain has San Iker who has once again saved the day.
Oh, and I still think Cristiano should have taken a penalty kick earlier in the line-up. Should have boosted Portugal’s chances.
We’re facing Italy tonight (early morning, Manila time). I am nervous to bits.