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A marathoner / newbie triathlete's training blog.

Monday, July 10

ジダン、中田、ワールドカップ。。。

午前2時55分に目覚ましをセットして見ました、ワールドカップ決勝戦。決勝トーナメントからこれを繰り返しているので、寝不足でよれよれ。準決勝なんて2夜連続。でも、その甲斐あってすごいゲームが見れたと思う。結果は1-1からのPKだけど、その内容の濃さといったら!もう、居眠りしてるヒマなし。面白かったー。

それにしてもジダンの頭突きは衝撃的。よく知らないけど、ジダンって別にバッドテンパーなタイプの選手ではないと思うんだけど、なぜあそこで頭突き?友人が、映画「パッチギ」を彷彿とさせる頭突きだー、と言っていたが、同感。スポーツの試合中、しかも世界の頂点を決めるワールドカップでなぜ頭突き?あー、はやく誰かジダンにインタビューしてー!ジダンをそこまで怒らせたマテラッツィ、一体彼になんてささやいてたのか、知りたいー!やっぱり「◎ゲ?」、いやいや。。。。

さきほどTV「やべっちFC」で中田の独占インタビューをやっていた。大会中のピリピリした雰囲気がなくなって、すごくリラックスした感じで話していたのが印象的。彼なりにすっきりさっぱりしちゃったんだろうなあ。まだ29歳。サッカー以外のやりたいことをいろいろやった後、あと10年ぐらいしたらまたサッカー界に戻って来るような気もするんだけど。彼は「サッカーを取ったら何も残らない」というタイプの人物ではないけれど、それでもサッカー以上に興奮と充実感を味わえる体験ってなかなかないと思う。坂東英二みたいに、「元野球選手」って言われないと誰にもわからないような化けっぷりも面白いとは思うけど。

中田が言っていた言葉が印象的。うろ覚えなので不正確ですが。。。

「日本は力もあったし、個人のレベルも高かった。でも、それを出し切る能力がなかった。単発でいい試合をすることがあっても、そのいい雰囲気を持続する実力がなかった」

「出し切る」能力の欠如。ランナーにとっても身につまされる話だと思う。

Zidane, Nakata, World Cup...

I woke up at 2:55 am for World Cup final last night. Since I am repeating this lifestyle since the second round tournament, I am extremely short of sleep these days, but especially for the final game, it was worth! Great plays, exciting game and unexpected ending....

Zidane's head-butt was so shocking to witness. I am so curious what Materazzi said to him. If anyone find some article about it, please let me know!!!

I just watched Nakata's exclusive interview on TV. He looked so relaxed, completely different person from him at the world cup games. I understand he finally feels free from his responsibility at soccer world. 29 years old, still young. He may leave soccer behind once, but I kind of feel that he will come back after 10 years or so, after having made glorious achievement in his second career. It's just my guess, but the excitement and contentment he experienced through soccer is so unparalleded and that's what he will miss in the future.

His words about the Japan team this time was impressive. (the words themselves are very inaccurate, though...)

"We were capable, the level of each player was quite high, higher than any other time, just we lacked abitily to go all out. Even we had some good games or good moment in a game, we didn't have ablility to maintain the momentum."

Ability to go all out. It's the issue for runners, too.

Thursday: 7k jog
Friday: 14k jog
Saturday: 20k aerobic
Sunday: 14k aerobic
Week total 86.2k

Monday: 15k jog, no swim...

3 Comments:

At July 11, 2006, Blogger Stephen Lacey said...

My boys woke up and watched it too, but I slept except waking up once or twice to check the score. One of my friends sent me this:
******quote********
Rumor has it that Materazzi called Zidane's father a 'harki' - the Arabic term for Algerians who fought for France against Algeria during the occupation. It's beyond all insults, the ultimate traitor.
If this is true it means that they did their research - Le Pen suggested the same thing 9 years ago and in the next game Zidane stomped on a Saudi player who repeated it.
******End quote******

Other reports are saying Materazzi called him a terrorist. Apparently Zidane will speak out about it within a couple of days. Personally, I am not very impressed with the way the Italians won. Kind of negative, defensive tactics, and so cynical: ready to fall over and act like they have been killed whenever another player comes near them (look at what Grosso did to beat Australia!). And now this. Although nothing can excuse what Zidane did, I feel very sorry for him.

 
At July 11, 2006, Blogger mika t. said...

Thanks, Steve. Sometimes the verval act can be stronger than actual violence. I feel very sorry for him, too. And I agree, at the Australia vs Italy game, they gained PK out of obvious simulation. Not very clean way to win. Still, Del Piero was fantastic at the semi final.

 
At July 12, 2006, Anonymous rie said...

Hmm...I see...

 

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