Germans just weren't "nasty" enough

Jurgen Klinsman was right – Germany just wasn’t nasty enough today in the semifinal 1-0 loss to Spain.

They showed too much respect to the Spaniards, allowing them too much possession time and in the end it cost them a trip to the finals.

Will the finals be more of the same? Doubtful. The Dutch won’t sit back . But can they beat Spain? Yes, they can. But will they?

The Netherlands’ Robben is the key. He could well be a one-man show. Spain will be a heavy favorite, but don’t be surprised if the Netherlands shocks them.