Re: Under-17 Championship Final
Thanx Alot Moh, I didn't even know that it already started. I always used to watch the youth cups, players really trying hard for something other than money.
If your scout report is right, then we should keep an eye on Russotto, so he is the dude whom Chelsea and other italian clubs were linked with. I see a place in Spezia waiting for him.
Not Favalli, not Coco........JZ
Originally Posted by MoH
I wish I had coverage of these events. Being a young player I'd like to see how I compare to these other young players.
Dynamic Turkey seal cup success
Cool, just keep it up & never quit, trust me! Anyhow, UFEA don’t seem to agree with my choice for the stars of the future, but at least we came to an agreement regarding De Silvestri, Biseswar etc.
Originally Posted by primo-inter
Ten talents to track
Monday, 16 May 2005
By Paul Saffer & Paolo Menicucci in Tirrenia (Modified by Moh without permission)
A host of players emerged as real prospects for the future during the UEFA European Under-17 Championship - and uefa.com picks out ten of the many performers in Italy who could be starring on the senior stage before long.
Yann Sommer, Switzerland
A tall goalkeeper who did not concede a goal for the first two and a half matches of his campaign, saving a penalty from Israel's Maor Bar Buzaglo into the bargain. The FC Basel 1893 custodian may then have been beaten several times late in the loss to Croatia, but he was otherwise a calm presence.
Lorenzo De Silvestri, Italy (Lazio are ******* lucky!)
Along with fellow full-back Davide Brivio, the left-sided Italy captain was both a stout defender and a dangerous winger. S.S. Lazio have a mature talent who coped admirably with the pressure of leading the hosts and also struck in the third-place play-off.
Dejan Lovren, Croatia
Still 15 until 5 July, Lovren was the youngest player at the finals but possibly the best centre-back of all. NK Dinamo Zagreb supplied the spine of the Croatia team, and although their games tended to be high-scoring, Lovren more than held his own.
Theo Walcott, England
Possibly the quickest thing on two legs over the fortnight, the Southampton FC winger, only 16 in March, bolstered his burgeoning reputation despite only playing in England's two defeats. Along with Hogan Ephraim, Myles Weston, Joe Garner and James Vaughan, Walcott was part of a thrilling English attacking spearhead.
Nuri Sahin, Turkey (Should have included him...)
Maybe the man of the tournament. Nuri is a massively talented playmaker who possesses skill, control, poise, pace and a strong shot - scoring the late winner against England that probably salvaged their campaign. BV Borussia Dortmund have developed him well.
Melvin Zaalman, Netherlands (Him too...)
Although he missed much of the Netherlands campaign through an ankle injury suffered in their opening game, the Sparta Rotterdam winger showed a determination befitting this stage to return and come off the bench to head the only goal of the semi-final against Italy - not bad for one of the smallest players in the competition.
Mikhail Sivakou, Belarus
While forward Siarhei Kisly was known to be a massive talent prior to the finals, Sivakou and his fellow wide man Dzmitry Rekish caused England's defenders all manner of problems in their opening match, despite the 4-0 defeat. FC BATE Borisov player Sivakou also scored with a ferocious shot against Turkey to further highlight his name.
Maor Bar Buzaglo, Israel :surprised:
Much touted as Israel's danger man, Maccabi Haifa FC forward Bar Buzaglo was as skilful as any of the players in Italy, and even as his team lost all three games he caused opposing defences a constant threat, often dropping deep then bursting through with the ball. His midfield team-mate Tommar Snappir was also an assured presence.
Diego Biseswar, Netherlands
The Dutch had a number of players able to worry defenders - Vurnon Anita, Jeffrey Sarpong, John Goossens and Marvin Emnes to name a few. Feyenoord striker Biseswar was probably the most direct, and had the poise to claim the late winner against Israel that took them past the group stage.
Tevfik Köse, Turkey (You're good, but if you ask me Ozcan > Kose)
Like their final opponents, Turkey could boast a host of thrilling attackers, including Deniz Yilmaz, Özgürcan Özcan, Caner Erkin and, of course, Nuri. The Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward, however, stood out with his two goals against England, hat-trick versus Belarus and clincher in the final, enough to secure him the honour of tournament top scorer.
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I want De Silvestri
"There's another flare smoking in the box now...This referee is a clown"
Originally Posted by BlueBacchus
Don't worry we will get him, Lazio have to except the price we will offer them for De Silvestri . they can't afford not to sell him or any other players in their team.
And besides we have a good relationship with them "or atleaste we had"