We have seen three Germany's so far.....against France, against Portugal, against Hungary, it has always been like a totally different team.
You could even say within a single game we see three Germanys.
Poland has all the same mental and physical qualities Germany has...with first class players (Lewandowski).....but they somehow never make it big....WHY????
Hence, the pessimism. Quality, but still fall flat. It begins to feel like you're cursed. Few months back I read an interview with Sousa, and he made the point that his first order of business is to get the team to believe they can win. I liked some of things I've seen from this team, so I'm optimistic about 2022.
play very well up to the point where the other team scores.... then they completely fall apart. Is that related to a culture of pessimism?
But, they didn't fall apart yesterday when things went bad, they kept their composure and fought hard until the end.
there is a Polish saying: kpisz czy o drogę pytasz?
Is that translated as: The war we lost twice?
But not the euros.... financial investments can make up some for the sunlight deficit (like Germany, Netherlands or teams from the UK)
But does financial investments give national teams that much better an edge? It certainly does with the clubs--you can buy talent from all over the world. But, not so with national teams.