PREMIER LEAGUE: Things you Must Know About Group E

A surprising result of recent game played by teams in Group E shows that all four teams are trying to get out of “the Group Of Death”.

Italians are out to prove a Point.

In recent years, a lot pf people have written off the Italians before the commencement of this tournament. This is because they’ve not brought the best squad to a major tournament like this.they rely on Graziano Pelle for goals and there are no real superstar names like we’ve seen in the past (such as Pirlo and Balotelli).However the Italians are out to show that they are the best. It just proves that you can never write off the Azzurri in an international tournament.

Watch out for Belgium

In the recent matches played by Belgium, their opponent is said to have been too easy on them. the review of the match between Belgium and Leicester shows that the The Belgians only managed 3 shots on target and Divock Origi was wasteful with his chances, which you just cannot be against Italy. Their defense was also suspect, with Marc Wilmots making the strange decision to separate Spurs’ incredibly successful Belgian center back pairing and put Jan Vertonghen at left back.
However the Belgians potentially has the most talent in this tournament but if they want to take the lead position, they should learn to use that in a cohesive and organized manner.

Ibrahimovic cannot carry Sweden

ibrahamovic zAnybody who knows anything about football will know about Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish striker has turned himself into a brand and an almost mythical figure with his incredible skill and his bonkers statements about himself. Most recently he warned the Republic of Ireland that ‘the legend can still deliver’ and, while he did just about deliver, it was almost certainly not what he had in mind when making the statement at the press conference. The Swedish team struggled to back him up and he cut an increasingly isolated figure as the Irish took control of the match. Only an excellent team move that led to Ciaran Clark heading Ibrahimovic’s cross into his own net saved the Swedes from a defeat that would almost certainly have doomed them to finishing last in Group E. As it is they now face two tough games and the legend needs to deliver a whole lot more and get some help from his compatriots if Sweden are going to make it to the second round.

Ireland will surprise some people.

The Republic of Ireland were nobody’s tip to do well in this tournament, as they were already one of the weaker teams to qualify and were unfortunately drawn alongside Italy, Belgium and Zlatan. While a point against Sweden is definitely not what they wanted, they acquitted themselves very well in their opening match and played some excellent football. Unlike their Northern Irish counterparts, who clearly set out to take as many 0-0 draws as possible, the Republic of Ireland are here to have a go at the big boys and they might just surprise some people.

Anyone can take GROUP E

The group is still wide open and all of the 4 teams will be looking at their matches to come and think they have a chance of making it through the group.