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A must read for Laurent Blanc. This one’s on the house!

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Looking at the players selected for the vital game versus France, it’s fair to say that Lucescu Jr. has bigger problems than who should wear the number 10 shirt, an artificial issue which kept the media occupied for days. With Sapunaru and Radu back in the squad, Romania looks solid enough at the back to worry “only” about the rest of the team.

  • Goalkeepers: Costel Pantilimon (Poli Timisoara), Bogdan Lobont (AS Roma), Ciprian Tatarusanu (Steaua)

Being friends with the captain always helps. Photo from prosport.ro

Lobont will definitely start in goal, in spite of his obvious fear to catch a ball, with both reserve keepers inconsistent and, in my opinion, in mediocre form. Rapid’s Bornescu had a string of top performances, is mature enough and very confident, and I wonder why an ex-goalie like Lucescu overlooked him.

  • Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (FC Porto), Vasile Maftei (Unirea Urziceni), Gabriel Tamas (WBA), Cristian Chivu (Internazionale Milano), Marius Constantin (Rapid), Stefan Radu (Lazio), Razvan Rat (Shakthar Donetsk), Mihai Nesu (FC Utrecht) Read more…
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