I’m on the road today for a visit/belated birthday celebration with my family, so any lengthy reaction to last nights match against Portugal will have to wait until at least later this eventing. Until then, however, I just want to say that I have never been more proud of a performance by our national team. The end was, to an extent, heart-breaking, but we still got “a result,” and in the process of doing so showed that we belong among the top 16 teams in the world. I am also confident that we will show this by making the knock-out stage of this tournament (despite having one of the hardest jobs of doing so when the tournament kicked off), given that three of the four (at least) Match Day 3 scenarios would see us going through.
I believe we can win.