You have to play to your strengths to get as far into the tournament as possible. Defensive structure and commitment to the game plan is how you beat flash and dash when you can't match up with the other team going forward. That's just the reality and nothing new. Sometimes that gets you a title and that's all that matters. Just ask Greece (2004) and Italy (many times in the World Cup).So apparently you can still win a major tournament by playing not to lose. Boring as fcuk to watch, but it worked.