THE LIFE OF A NO.1

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.


1 response so far
  • CJB // September 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Eduardo was easily one of the best if not the best goalkeeper at the World Cup…and after his move to Genoa (I believe he is doing well there) I thought his reputation would only grow.

    Conceding all those goals against the likes of Cyprus however is inexcusable, no matter how bad your defense is.

    Don’t agree with Quim at all though, not rated by any one and has only played in the Portuguese league. I would have opted for a younger keeper like that Rui Patricio guy from Sporting (?).

    Doubt Portugal will qualify for the Euro, if they had any sense they would have fired Quireoz and hired a proper Brasilian manager

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