Your colleagues just assume you know nothing about football and kind of ignore you during their chats on the tedious topic.
Well you’ll show them!
Whenever any of the topics below are mentioned, you can now chip-in and leave them stunned with your insight:
“You know Italy, they’re a great tournament team.”
“Ronaldo just makes it all about him.”
“What do you think of Rooney in that deeper role?”
“Is Jack Wilshere injured yet?”
“I can’t believe Drinkwater isn’t in the squad”
“Belgium will miss Kompany”
“Hard to believe Joe Ledley fractured his leg just a few weeks ago”
Stats to memorise (that your friends won’t know)
In the spirit of dumbfounding your footy-mad friends, you can also drop these statistical bombs on them at any time. Just make sue you keep an eye on the pronunciations for believability.
- Lothar Matthaus (Lo-tur Ma-tay-us) is the Euro’s oldest ever player - he was 39 years & 91 days at Euro 2000.
- Michel Platini (Mee-shell Pla-teeny) is the top scorer in Euro’s history with 9 goals - and he did that all in one tournament!
- Germany and Spain have won the tournament most – 3 times each.
So there you go – the football-phobe’s guide to actually getting something out of this month of wall-to-wall matches.
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