Portugal keeper Eduardo spent international break conceeding some truly terrible goals
England aren’t the only ones with goalkeeping problems
“I take the blame for the four goals conceded,” said Portugal keeper Eduardo after the Seleccao’s humiliating 4-4 draw with Cyprus last Friday. “The responsibility is mine. We must raise our heads – there are more games, qualifying for [Euro 2012] has just begun. We must learn from our mistakes.”
As demonstrated in the Portugal’s 1-0 loss to Norway last night (above), Eduardo has a funny way of ‘learning from his mistakes’.
Worryingly, you could argue that wasn’t even the worst of the goals Portugal have conceded in the international break. Aided by some absolutely piss poor defending, during the Cyprus game Eduardo let in four goals ranging from ‘preventable’ to the sort of stuff even Chris Kirkland would be disgusted by:
Two games played and a rudderless (at least, the rudder will be sitting in the stands for the next six months) Portugal are already 5 points off the pace.
This never would’ve happened with big Quim in goal.