[Int. Friendly] Spain vs. Albania - 26/03/2022 - 19:45

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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:18 pm

Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It’s weird , was just another typical reja game . We had 18% possession and our only method of attack was Broja doing something silly .

No one should be happy , it’s a joke
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:30 pm

CanaYouDoIt wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:18 pm
Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It’s weird , was just another typical reja game . We had 18% possession and our only method of attack was Broja doing something silly .

No one should be happy , it’s a joke
1. It wasn't Spain B. Ferran, Pedri, Gavi,Pau, Alonso, Sarabia, pretty sure all those guys started against France in their last game.

2. Shots on target doesn't = chances created lol. We created 2 golden chances which Cika couldn't finish but chance creation was basically the same.

Possession means f*** all if you don't do anything and Spain didn't do any more than us. We played a great game and that's it, this is a team that beat Germany 6-0.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:33 pm

RedFootballs wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:30 pm
CanaYouDoIt wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:18 pm
Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It’s weird , was just another typical reja game . We had 18% possession and our only method of attack was Broja doing something silly .

No one should be happy , it’s a joke
1. It wasn't Spain B. Ferran, Pedri, Gavi,Pau, Alonso, Sarabia, pretty sure all those guys started against France in their last game.

2. Shots on target doesn't = chances created lol. We created 2 golden chances which Cika couldn't finish but chance creation was basically the same.

Possession means f*** all if you don't do anything and Spain didn't do any more than us. We played a great game and that's it, this is a team that beat Germany 6-0.
I know we had good chances but it’s about how they’re created. Like I said it was all down to Broja running crazy . We couldn’t string together any passes.

They also didn’t play well, but doesn’t mean we should be happy with what we did . Was more of the same in attack.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:50 pm

Dallku wrote: Sat Mar 26, 2022 9:39 pm What a lame loss.

Albania was very competitive. Did Uzuni get lucky?? Sure but his pace and work ethic got him in that situation.
Cika would never make that run to that near the defender to force that goal. Not lucky at all.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:54 pm

Guys, Spain holds 70% possession when they play France. Let's relax. And this wasn't their B team. They don't have the big name stars like they used to have but the new young core they have will be the new stars and they are building around them. Their passing identity is still the same.

The best way to play them is to catch them on the counter with pace and quick through/long balls. Albania did that and was effective for the most part thanks to Broja.

If Broja had a reliable partner it would be even better. Cikalleshi lost 100% of his duels and was slow to everything but no mention from the media and fans about it.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:55 pm

Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It's always been like this. We treat these narrow losses against big teams as moral wins which prevents us from improving. Those commentators on Supersport couldn't stop referring to Spain as "Gjigandet e Spanjes" after the loss. It shows our mentality which we have been complaining for years here.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:57 pm

Dallku wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:54 pm Guys, Spain holds 70% possession when they play France. Let's relax. And this wasn't their B team. They don't have the big name stars like they used to have but the new young core they have will be the new stars and they are building around them. Their passing identity is still the same.

The best way to play them is to catch them on the counter with pace and quick through/long balls. Albania did that and was effective for the most part thanks to Broja.

If Broja had a reliable partner it would be even better. Cikalleshi lost 100% of his duels and was slow to everything but no mention from the media and fans about it.
Uzuni/Broja is our best starting duo upfront right now. Uzuni is a workhorse and can open up spaces for Broja to make his runs. Cika is done. Like you said he doesn't seem to have control over hid body and had been playing like that since that England home game.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:58 pm

Plako wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:55 pm
Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It's always been like this. We treat these narrow losses against big teams as moral wins which prevents us from improving. Those commentators on Supersport couldn't stop referring to Spain as "Gjigandet e Spanjes" after the loss. It shows our mentality which we have been complaining for years here.
We drew. The goal was offside.

And our gameplan worked very well. They had 82% possession yet hardly created any danger and needed a blunder to score.

You can see we had an identity in that game against a very good team. It wasn't the regular 2-0 we take and we could have scored another without Cika too.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 6:39 pm

RedFootballs wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:58 pm
Plako wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:55 pm
Aurora Bulkualis wrote: Sun Mar 27, 2022 5:02 pm I don't understand why some in the media are passing this off as a success or something. We got 1 fluke shot on target the entire game against Spain B team in a friendly.

We keep lowering expectations more and more.
It's always been like this. We treat these narrow losses against big teams as moral wins which prevents us from improving. Those commentators on Supersport couldn't stop referring to Spain as "Gjigandet e Spanjes" after the loss. It shows our mentality which we have been complaining for years here.
We drew. The goal was offside.

And our gameplan worked very well. They had 82% possession yet hardly created any danger and needed a blunder to score.

You can see we had an identity in that game against a very good team. It wasn't the regular 2-0 we take and we could have scored another without Cika too.
I agree it was an outstanding performance but the blunder they scored on is something we're not going to focus on to improve for next game but sweep it under the carpet until the next blunder. Spain's gameplan is to tire you out and capitalize on such blunders which become more likely as the game drags on and you have barely any possession.

Maybe we should question why is Bare who's prone to making such blunders not subbed out by the 75th minute and have someone with fresher legs instead of him. Bare has shown time and time again that he is capable of making 2-3 similar blunders every game.
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Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:12 pm

Funny thing about Bare is he always chokes at home. Choked at home vs. Poland, and choked in his club's own stadium vs. Spain.

These players just mental midgets. Can't handle any kind of pressure.
John 14:6 "Bulku saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, De Biasi, but by me."
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