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Posted by Roy (Roy Nemer) Sunday, December 15, 2013 Go To Comments

Mateo MUSACCHIO: "I want to play for Argentina"

Mateo MUSACCHIO has stated that while he could play for Italy, he wants to play for Argentina.

Mateo MUSACCHIO has come out and said that he wants to play for Argentina. Here's what he had to say:

"I know I could be called up for Italy because I have the citizenship but I am Argentinian and want to play for Argentina.  I need to play incredibly well for Villarreal to have this honour.  I’m going to keep playing like this and we’ll see where it takes me."

Musacchio has played for Argentina before in 2011 under Sergio BATISTA. But it was Argentina's B team against Nigeria and Poland. But because those were friendly matches, they do not tie him to Argentina. Fans at the Barcelona and Villarreal game on Saturday held up a flag which said "SABELLA, MUSACCHIO is Argentinian."




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Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 12/19/2013 at 7:06 PM
0
Musacchio opted to stay with Villareal, if he actually cares about the club he will try to move in January and not on a free transfer over the summer. As much as i loved watching Puyol play he is old and is far past his prime. Mascherano is a beast but to short against teams like Man City and Bayern Munich, never can tell if Pique will show up. Looking forward for yet another blossoming Argentinian to be nurtured by Barca :)


ArgiesFanIndia
(India)
Posted on 12/19/2013 at 8:15 AM
0
In Sabella's plan 6 defenders are almost confirmed - Garay, FF, Zaba, Campagnaro, Rojo and Basanta

For 7th Spot Sabella may choose Otamendi (his initial Plan was Coloccini..but because of his fitness and lack of form he called Otamendi)

Now if Sabella plan to take another defender then only there are slim chance for mussachio. He may even call Orban for another LB option. So chance for mussachio is very less.

Now in my opinion:

No quesion over Garay, FF and Zaba. Campagnaro is a real fighter and can play in different position so I will include him as well. Rojo is our only first Choice LB...so he will go for sure, although I would prefer Orban over Rojo.

so 5 - Garay, FF, Zaba, Camp, Rojo/Orban

Although Basanta did reasonably well but he is not all convincing. He concedes too many corners [Germany can kill us), committed unnecessary fouls, not a very good Ball Player also passing is not that good. But he is a good at defending and good in air as well. Sabella deployed him as LB but I would prefer Camp over him. So for me he is 50-50.

So for 6 and 7th Defender I will choose both mussachio and Otamendi.

If Sabella planning to take 8 defenders then I will choose Basanta or Orban..

Strictly IMO.


ArgiesFanIndia
(India)
Posted on 12/19/2013 at 8:10 AM
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Barcelona looking to make exciting addition from within La Liga--

There's a new name linked with Barcelona today by Mundo Deportivo and it's another defensive target. These things seem to go in cycles with the Catalan press and Barcelona, one week the club will be linked with an expensive CB such as David Luiz and then it will be decided by the newspapers that he's out of reach and then a potential free transfer will be brought into the picture.

The latest of those is 23 year old Mateo Musacchio. He currently plays for Villarreal but his deal runs out in June and Tata Martino was seen talking to him when the two sides last met, the pair had a chat after the game.

Mateo Musacchio has represented the full Argentina team twice, but his last appearance was way back in 2011 and unless there's injuries to other players it's not thought he'll be in contention for the World Cup squad next summer. Nevertheless, he's a talented player and will no doubt move back into the national team picture in the future, especially if he gets a move to a big club.

The defender can also move further forward and play in midfield, he's good with the ball at his feet so in that respect would fit in well at Barcelona. Musacchio has been one of Villarreal's best players so far this season and they'd obviously like him to extend his contract, but that isn't looking likely at the moment.

Mundo Deportivo claim Martino has told Andoni Zubizarreta that he likes the player and to work on getting him to Barcelona.


Freeman E
(Namibia)
Posted on 12/18/2013 at 3:19 AM
0
On the South American conditions; Home crowd advantage, yes. Playing conditions no. Let's remember one thing here, most of the South American players at the WC ply their trade in Europe and most of them have spent their last four or more seasons in Europe. They only come in for few days for the qualifiers but they don't play on the continent for a season. And that is a fact. Even the South American players will suffer from the hot and humid conditions coz they've become accustomed to the European seasons and weather, so they aren't used to playing at high tempo in the heat.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 12/17/2013 at 12:42 AM
2
When Rojo first got introduced into the N/T i thought he was decent, he defended a lot. Now it seems like he is trying to hard to attack, seems a bit like what was happening to Zaba back in 2011, he was just trying to hard and not going with the flow. He has good height, he is not slow and he is young, looking forward to seeing Rojo grow whether is he at CB or LB.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 4:36 PM
0
Leandro I was watching the NOB vs San Lorenzo yesterday and their were like several water breaks during the game..

South America will be home advantage for all South American teams, the conditions will affect the European players..I know someone who live in São Paulo said that ''Manus is the worse possible place out of all places in Brazil,'' that they ''Brazilian would want to play a football game.''

Even Sandro of Totenham just recently said, the climate will affect the likes of Germany and England in Brazil.South America is no Europe my friend, that's why Brazil and Argentina are already seen as both finalist, But then again, its not written in stone for either teams.


Leandro
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 3:37 PM
0
Anyone know what time the games will be played? @Kidulthood, your bet that players will tire in Brasil is probably only true if the games are all played at 12noon, like they did in 1986, so that the Europeans could watch it comfortably on their TVs. If the games are played after the sun sets, it wont be as big a factor. Players will be there training before kick off, humidity and moderate heat should not affect them. Most of Brasil is close to sea level.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 12:31 PM
0
Traditional full backs are all good, but I don't think Sabella trust traditional fullbacks at this point so close to the world cup..Look at the Ecuador friendlies, we used traditional fullbacks and was eaten alive on the wings on almost every occasion. If a Argentine player somewhere is tearing up some league as a fullback player, then fine, Sabella should consider that player, but right now I just dont see a fullback out their that I personally trust to play in the world cup.. Orban is a bright prospect but he need more time, the world cup will not be a place for experiment.

Consider the heat in Brazil I dont think players will be tearing down the wings on every given occasion..Philip Lahm pace wont be a factor at the world cup, by the way Lahm isn't that fast he's just as Zabaleta, they both know how to get beyond defenders in and around the 18 yard box..This world cup will be lest about speed and more about stability..Like for England, You think Townsend will be able to run up and down the field in Manus the way he does in England? The European fullbacks are going to have a hard time in Brazil..Majority of these players are going to be fatigue by the time they get to the last 16 and quarters, especially teams from Group G, H and B.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 12:12 PM
1
Your comments on Ramos bely your argument that it isn't a big deal to make a change between the two positions of centerback and fullback. And Otamendi is only an inch a half shorter than Rojo (about 4 cms). Otamendi was beaten all match for pace.

I do agree that Rojo is an immense talent, and I do hope he shines. Criticism does not mean I want someone to fail. It means I view weaknesses in their current form, lack of playing time, or positioning.

Fullbacks are typically chosen for speed over height. Maradona was an idiot. Of course, if Sabella intends to play a more rigid left back position and not have Rojo get caught up forward so much, he will be ideal. If he intends to have Rojo make runs up and down the field, he will be caught by stronger teams. It isn't his forte as a player. If they maintain only Zabaleta as the attacking fullback against the stronger teams, particularly those with strong wingers on Rojo's side, we should be OK.

All this being said, it would be nice to have a more traditional left back option in backup should the need arise. And Sabella is obviously concerned as well about this position given his callups.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 11:11 AM
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argentuban Its not a big deal for a Cb to play LB or RB..Players like Boateng for Germany play both depends on the mood the coach is in..And I think Ramos is a better RB player than he is CB..Since Ramos move to the CB position he has been horrible..I don't know how people class Ramos has a world class CB, Ramos is overrated if you ask me, yes he won the world cup with Spain but not as a CB..

For all you people here, I can assure you that Rojo will be a star at the next world cup, Rojo is playing great at the moment with Sporting and they're top of the Portuguese league..Rojo is young and will grow into his position as time goes on..I don't see the point of comparing Otamendi to Rojo because the only reason Otamendi was beaten by Muller at the 2010 wc was because of his height..If you put Rojo in that same moment it would have been different because Rojo is way over 6 feet..


The Argentina players that people critique a lot on here, are going to step up, trust me, with all the support behind them in the world cup games, these players will step up..Basanta although he's not that young will be a star for Argentina when call upon by Sabella.


argentina blood
(Lebanon)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 10:39 AM
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Plzzzzz sabellaa he is the solution.. Get him directly


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 10:13 AM
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And Mateo also


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 10:12 AM
0
Basante scores


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 8:53 AM
1
@el principe:

Rojo is an outstanding centerback. He is not a left back. For the difference between a fullback and a centerback, and what happens when you play a solid centerback as a fullback, see Otamendi versus Germany in 2010.

It's like asking Lamela to play defensive midfielder even though he is playing a different role on his club team. He would not be very good at it. It doesn't mean Lamela sucks, it means it isn't the position that suits his skills and experience.

I say move Rojo to CB ahead of FF to pair up with Garay and get a real left back, and our defensive problems are solved. Solid experience, good height.

@all regarding AVB getting sacked:

Good riddance. Now maybe Lamela will be utilized properly.


samad
(India)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 8:51 AM
0
Sergio Aguero: Manchester City striker out for 'at least a month'

Sergio Aguero will be out of action "for at least a month", according to Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
The striker, City's leading scorer this season with 19 goals, injured his calf during Saturday's 6-3 victory over Premier League leaders Arsenal.
The Argentine, who has scored 13 times in the league, claimed the opener against the Gunners before limping off at the start of the second half.
Pellegrini confirmed Aguero's absence at a news conference on Monday.
City are due to play Championship side Leicester City in the League Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 8:47 AM
0
I don't really care about European football this year honestly. Even if Barca lost against City, so what? It is better that Messi won't get to play too many intensive matches.

I hope Galatasaray or Atletico would win. Or something like that.


eL DeaNo
(Thailand)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 7:49 AM
0
Off topic @Pablo D Hey guys what do u think about the club sacked AVB, is it the right decision n who will be our new head coach? For me I want Laundrup or Frank De Boa


ForeverBatiGol
(India)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 6:36 AM
0
CITY vs barca!!! it will be the end of road for barca & more rest for MESSI, but less rest for KUN & ZABA!


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 3:34 AM
1
It would be a good idea to pair up Musacchio and Gonzalo Rodriquez again as central duo. Garay could move to left back as he did so succesfully in his Racing Santander days. That would relieve us of Rojo.


HIRA
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 3:07 AM
0
nothing is too late, if otamendi can be called up, why not MUSACCHIO? otamendi only played 0ne game recently for us. actually it's good to have competition between the backup centerbacks. colo, otamendi & MUSACCHIO, all are playing good now.


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 2:58 AM
0
Good news! http://inagist.com/all/412309426335277056/

AVB is SACKED!


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 2:45 AM
1
Off topic:

Bad news for the Rojo haters. His Sporting Lisbon top the Portugal league with 32 points, 2 points better than both Porto and Benfica with way better goal difference.

Not only that, Sporting also conceded the least. Rojo status is a key player there. Yeah I know the haters would say, but he doesn't play left back bla bla bla.

So Rojo is bad huh?


el principe
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 2:39 AM
0
Btw Aguero is injured and might be out for weeks.


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 1:33 AM
0
very slim chance to be in the next WC squad. Sabella have got other names in his pocket...


yo
(Malaysia)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 1:03 AM
0
musacchio,lisandro lopez,orban. mr sabella watch these kid....


yo
(Malaysia)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 12:39 AM
0
he should show something different to sabella....


baker
(India)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 12:22 AM
0
some british media reporting the same..not sure...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 12/16/2013 at 12:00 AM
0
Is Aguero really out for six weeks? :/


Pupi
(India)
Posted on 12/15/2013 at 11:54 PM
0
He is a top quality defender but I doubt whether he will be in the 23 men squad.


Chainsaw
(Iran)
Posted on 12/15/2013 at 11:15 PM
0
Yeah get him there!


El Payaso
(United States)
Posted on 12/15/2013 at 11:14 PM
0
I think he has potential bt its too late


baker
(India)
Posted on 12/15/2013 at 11:11 PM
0
what u guys think..? is it a best time to call him up..?


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 12/15/2013 at 11:06 PM
0
wise and good words mr musacchio
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