Euro 2008: The Spoiler’s Worst Team of The Tournament
They’re a disgrace, a big revolting disgrace…
Okay, we’ve drooled enough over the Arshavins and the David Villas, now it’s time to load up the claws and get stuck into some massive Euro 2008 flops. These men should think about getting a new day job – especially you, Ronaldo, or whatever your name is! What’s that? It is Ronaldo? Yeah, well…. shut up!
GK Petr Cech (Czech Republic)
His mistakes were costly, the hat looks stupid, and he’s getting more and more grumpy – starting to resemble the world’s most sullen gimp.
DL Paulo Ferreira (Portugal)
Lack of match practice and being played out of position made Ferreira appalling against the Germans. Needs to locate his footballing ability.
DC Lilian Thuram (France)
In fairness, he should never have been there. Too old for the modern speedsters with their shiny trainers and spikey hairstyles. Someone needs to tell him to stop.
DC William Gallas (France)
Old Mr Grumpy Face used to look like one of the best around – not any more.
DR Gianluca Zambrotta (Italy)
The one-time defender du jour lost his way at Barcelona, and his bad form has followed him into the national side. In serious need of self-discovery.
ML Florent Malouda (France)
Malouda’s rapid journey to the bottom of the heap is hurtling along at an impressive rate. Rubbish.
MC Gennaro Gattuso (Italy)
It used to be okay to stand around looking a bit like Serpico when the team was winning, but now that they’re not he just looks like a little angry gentleman who has no place on a football pitch.
MC Simone Perrotta (Italy)
Put simply, Perrotta was the man in charge of making Italy tick against the Spanish. Big fail!
MR Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
It was supposed to be his year. Maradonna dragged Argentina to the World Cup in 86, even Rooney had more say on the tournament in 2004. A massive letdown, not worth £800 million or whatever it is now.
FC Mario Gomez (Germany)
The name’s Spanish, the bloke’s a German – either way, he’s looked abominable in front of goal.
FC Luca Toni (Italy)
In fairness to him, Toni wasn’t given a great deal of support up front, but had he put away even a third of his easy chances, Italy would probably still be there. His decision to grow a moustache was also misjudged.