The European Championships of 2008 was a mammoth success with countless games providing entertainment of the uppermost quality.
My prediction of
I put Fernando Torres as top goal scorer but his compatriot David Villa ousted him, perhaps if Torres was a bit more selfish he would have capped of tournament with the golden boot.
Cesc Fabregas, I acclaimed, would be the man of the championships. He never fully lived up too that but he was outstanding against
Can we claim Cristiano Ronaldo was a let down? He has performed so well through out the season and he rarely reached those heights at all in these championships. He did score and set up a few but perhaps we were all hoping that he would have put evidence to his proclaimed Player of the year status.
Slavin Bilic is maybe the coolest and most retro manager out their but you have to give the Manager of the tournament to Gus Hiddink. He managed to revolutionise Russian football and the semi final appearance was no surprise, he as definitely made a gigantic name for himself and has rekindled his reputation of the top coach he is.
Howard Webb did have a debatable penalty decision to make between
With the hosts, I would have been correct if the annoying Portuguese did not fill a team full of reserves against
In overall a memorable championship and