the difference between winners and losers is that winners believe that they are going to win.
i am watching the world cup and as an englishman i have my favorite. during the game with trinidad today england went 82 minutes without a goal. there were rumblings of an upset amongst the commentators. england seemed to be flat and lacking ideas, yet they kept on plugging away and finally, in the 83rd minute peter crouch got on the end of a precise david beckham cross and put the ball behind the trinidad keeper. steven gerrard put the game out of reach for trinidad in injury time with a clinical strike from 25 yards which sent a message to the rest of the world that england are on thier way.
trinidad were in the game. they were fit, strong and skilled, yet they lacked ideas and the type of optimism needed to go forward consistantly for 90 minutes.
and that was the difference.
bring on brazil.