The official website of this year's European Championship ranks Romania behind other top European teams in number of goals, along France, Greece, Austria and Poland. Moreover, the Romanian team managed to have only 33 opportunities to score, according to the Euro 2008 rankings.

Romanians are on equal footage with France in terms of the weakest team in Euro 2008. However, even if Victor Piturca, Romania's national team coach did not manage to qualify the team in the semi-finals, he is ranked 8 in a top set up by Corriere dello Sport.

Italian journalists declare that Piturca has very good technical skills and some players he can coordinate with. Nonetheless, other than Mutu and Chivu, all other players lack necessary skills for such a competition, they believe.