EUROPEAN U-21 CHAMPIONSHIPS

The final analysis

July 1, 2009
By Egan Richardson
(Archive)
Poor Scott Loach. Hundreds of scouts from all Europe's top clubs in attendance, a trophy at stake against one of England's big rivals, and his major contribution was an agonisingly desperate off-balance attempt to save Mesut Özil's long-range effort.

Unlike many of his England team-mates, Loach does not have the consolation of an annual salary in the millions, or an enticing Premier League fixture list to pore over when he gets back to pre-season training, so any consolation may be slight ...

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