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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Go To Comments

Angel DI MARIA: "There are always rumors"

Angel DI MARIA spoke about the team and Alejandro SABELLA. Here's what he had to say:

"Alejandro SABELLA makes the decisions around here, not us. Not MESSI, not AGUERO, no one. There are always rumors. When things are going good, there always has to be problems."

"You just have to know that those things are lies and you can't care about them."




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ForeverBatiGol
(India)
Posted on 3/22/2014 at 2:55 PM
0
@Thevickerman its all in the daily mirror & other british tabloids..


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/22/2014 at 2:21 PM
0
"but it's the damage to the team's morale that could prove irreparable"
a really good point and very much the same in 94 in that lose to rom when maradona suspension left the team to self destruct.


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 3/22/2014 at 8:51 AM
2
Losing a player of Messi's caliber would be a mitigated disaster to any team, regardless whether that team is packed with world class talent in every position or not.
Messi is one of the greatest footballers in history already and so I can't blame the albicelestes for being dependent on him, it's only natural and there certainly is no shame in that.
The good news is that we know that the albicelestes can manage without pulga even against tough opponents and one thing that I have noticed is that kun, pipita and Di-maria have shown that they are more than ready to take up the mantle of leader and try and fill the irreplaceable void in Messi's absence.
Remember how hard kun played in the peru game when he was wearing lio's shirt or when pipita played his heart out in the game against Italy when lio and kun were away or in the home game against Colombia (lio was being rested) when the 3 members of the fab 4 were doing everything they could to assure Sabella and the world that messi can take a load off and relax (and they would've succeeded too if it wasn't for that odd double red card that the ref gave pipita).

To conclude, the albicelestes have the talent to go all the way without lio but it's the damage to the team's morale that could prove irreparable.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 8:10 PM
1
KidultHood: we can only speculate on your scenario's as reality never turn out the way we think
but if I had to
a yes
b yes
c yes
d yes
e no
f yes as long as its cavani out not suarez
g who knows as they have the names but seem to flatter to deceive in the last couple of years.
h the Dutch even with those players have been very average.

the difference is messi is 100% our a, b and c plan.
if messi is gone who will be pulling the strings for us? messi is no different then Diago in 86 as with out him we would not have won then.
can di maria be the main playmaker? hes a great player-maybe but id not like to put $$ on it
gago no its not his game
banega I wish he could be consistent.
kun its not his game, hig no, mash is a def mid.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:54 PM
0
Coool guys.... Be realistic, dnt go too optimistic, will afct vry badly if anythng negative hpnd.... Jst b logical.... Evry team r prfsnl teams nd r capable f som thng.... If we need to win it we must earn it thru hard wrkng n brilliance n little bit f luck.... Nd speakng abt messi, if der is nt him no doubt dat we will be in WC n will b a strng cntndrs, coz we r one f de bst giftd countries in de case f natural born futbol talents.... Bt a player in his level is a great boost for sure nd is irreplaceable.... Coz he is not a robben or neymar or iniesta.... these guys will hav atleast one rplcmnt bt der is nthng for messi in dis world.... may b ronaldo to portugal will be an irreplaceable, bt no one else i think such a valuable player, evn iniesta is replaceable has altrntvs in my opinion... And arjen robben, he is a good player, sure, bt i think der r a 100 players in his level.... Bt messi, wot he can do on pitch, no one can evn think....


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:25 PM
0
And also Deb, if France are to play Argentina then they will have to place second in their group and with this scenario they would be struggling to qualify against the Swiss, Ecuador and Honduras..If France can't dominate this group then they deserve to go home..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:24 PM
0
We need to check the first 11 form and fitness in the first 2 matches and then rest a few of them in the 3rd.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:08 PM
1
@Deb: Yes France defeat Netherlands the same team that Japan outplayed a month ago in a 2 - 2 tie, a game that Japan should have won..Don't forget France lost to Ukraine away and only qualify because the ref never called a clear offside goal against them..I am not worried about France or Ecuador..Switzerland have park bus players like Inler and Behrami, and don't forget Swiss defeat Brazil last year with this same park bus strategy..

@Pablo D: Argentina can win without Messi, we have seen it against Bosnia, Italy, and Peru..Do I believe Argentina can win the world cup without Messi? Yes, but it will be tougher..

But here is my questions;

A) Do you think Brazil can win the world cup without Neymar?

B) Do you think Spain can win the world cup without Iniesta?

C) Do you think Germany can win the world cup without Schweinsteiger

D) Do you think Italy stand a chance without Pirlo?

E) Do you think Colombia will live up to expectation without Falcao?

F) Do you think Uruguay can last in the world cup without either having Cavani or Suarez playing at the same time?

G) Do you think Belgium will make any noise without Hazard?

H) Do you think Holland stand a chance without Robben? And Van Persie is out for 2 months with another injury add Strootman to that list..

All I am saying is that all the top teams including the major contenders build their team around a player are two..Argentina for me has the resource to cope without Messi unlike other teams who will struggle if they lose their main attacking asset in their squad.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:45 PM
0
Anyone watching psg game... dis man cavani is really strugglng in dat wide postn.... He cant really cntrbt anythng to the game other dan scoring goals...


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:40 PM
0
Or if need much more solidity, 4-2-3-1 will b good option, by aguero n higuain sharing de 90 mins, which will help to keep our star strikers in full shape n freshness thru out the series.... I m sure dat if spain at 2010 can score goals at dis frmtn we surely can as we hav mids who has much btr scoring capabilities dan iniesta or xavi(i mean in jst goal scoring capability)....


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:38 PM
1
Arglover: it means not a lot who we have beaten in friendlies until after the world cup, again just look at the number one ranked side in the world 2002 and at the time we set a new world record for being unbeaten but did we win the w.c?

simply put the w.c is a new beast and the past is just that but it always pays to learn from the past or we will fail again.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:30 PM
0
Nd i hav a thought dat if we r going to start wit both aguero n higuain we need 1 more atckng midfielder, in prsnt squad i think augusto will b prfct choice coz his dfnsv cntrbtn is too good, frankly evn btr than di maria... Datz a 4-1-3-2 lyk as of 2006.... othrwise i feel dat aguero n higuain wont gt feeded to the best amnt.... Espcly if messi s markd de only link to strikrs will b di maria... I think datz wot hpnd in romania game too... Instead f biglia if maxi or augusto was de one came in for gago we might hav scored goal.... I feel so... Wat u guys thing...???


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:15 PM
1
@ Pablo. D, what! !"We have got 4-5 world class players and all other average players??!!
We have shown against Italy, Bosnia Herzegovina, Uruguay that we aren't all about Lionel Messi.


Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:14 PM
0
If we can win against brazil in brazil in a WC match dis s de best tim for dat....


Deb
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:14 PM
0
Actually, I feel playing 2 park the bus teams in 2nd round and QF should be good for us. That way chances of our backline seeing cards are less. And regarding scoring goals, Messi and co. will surely find their ways. Don't worry, the pitches in Brazil aren't going to be as bad as the Romania one.


Deb
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:10 PM
0
@Kidulthood: I want Argentina to play only 2 big matches this time - the semis and the final. That's it.

France and Ecuador both are tough matches for me. France have a lot of class as they displayed against Netherlands this month. Ecuador again is a tough team to face and come out clean. Our full backs are gonna have a hell of a time. Belgium, as inexperienced they may be, have a number of good and great players. 1 or 2 of them may create havoc, who knows (remember how Hazard troubled Zaba a few days back). Portugal again has a lot of history with them, along with the current 'best player in the lol world' CR7 in full form.

Switzerland, Ghana and Russia should be okay matches for us. Ok Switzerland park the bus, but so what? Sabella will do his homework, relax. At least they don't have match winners like Belgium, France or Portugal. Neither do Ghana or Russia.

I want no Argentina player to reach the semi final with a card to his name. I know that's asking for too much, but it's possible.



Pradi
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 3:10 PM
1
Ha ha ha..... Datz really funny.... hulk btr than higuain.... Wenevr i see that guy in brazil squad i feel do they hav such a lack of talent.... Nd if anybdy is sayng taht bcoz of jst a single goal, true football brilliance isn't dat, if u want to knw dat jst hav a look at assist for napoli's goal against porto....


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:53 PM
0
"If we want to win the cup, then we need to step up against every team from Iran to Brazil"
this I argee with 100%, its been the curse of past teams winning the cup before we even started.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:51 PM
2
KidultHood: its very simple and even for you if messi is to get injured we will not win the word cup our team is set up around him and him alone, their is no alternative plan and no other playmaker and all of this is on sabellas head.
this currant squad is good but not brilliant, we do have 4/5 world class players and a lot of average players but the cover is a problem if we get an injury or 2.

im not interested in other teams its only Argentina who I can remember since 1978, ive seen better teams fail 02 comes to memory, 98 and 06 were also very good teams, how did the 90 team ever get to a final they had no right to be in.
this currant team, the jury is out until after the w.c so please stop anointing us as winners as we have won zero so far, we along with 32 other nations have made it their and nothing else but when we win it then yell scream and champion you were right but if not what will you do then?

this world cup I want us to win more then any other being in brazil but I intelligent enough to realise without 1 man we will not.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:39 PM
0
Deb Switzerland is a park bus team, just look at the outcome vs Spain in 2010..I rather play France or Ecuador, these two team will play open football which will suit us..For the quarter final I hope its Belgium or Ghana. I don't mind Portugal or Russia for the quarter but they're another two park bus team..Any way Argentina already have a fairly easy group and trying to avoid tough opponent right through the tournament will be impossible..If we want to win the cup, then we need to step up against every team from Iran to Brazil..


Deb
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:20 PM
0
I just hope we face Switzerland in 2nd round and Russia in the quarter final.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 12:56 PM
0
Germany will host Argentina in a friendly after the World Cup on Sept.3

http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1758264/germany-host-argentina-world-cup?cc=5901



Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 12:21 PM
1
Gabriel heinze announced retirement. He said his injury is the main concern. I actually follow united because of him. Typical argentine player and a versatile diffender. I see rojo a heinze types. I have truely miss one of my favorite player.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 11:45 AM
1
I just laugh at people here when they said Argentina don't have any depth...

''winning any thing a team has to have strength and depth, sure we cant denied the 1st team has strength in certain positions but depth not really all over and an injury or 2 or loss of form = trouble for us .''

This is basically nonsense..Argentina have as much depth as any of the top 5 teams heading to the world cup..These guys might not make the world cup but they were all feature in the team at some point, players like Montillo, Brana,Salvio, Diego Costa, Guinazu,Barcos, Clemete, Roncaglia, Orban,Sosa, Augusto Fernandez (Is better option than Alejandro Dominguez), Coloccini, Monzón, Cata Díaz,Nicolás Burdisso, Martín Demichelis etc all this plus people who cant get into the team..Sabella has no depth problem, better yet, Argentina has no depth problem in football, this is not cricket or track and field we're talking about here..

At this point of the campaign I don't see why Sabella should unsettle the team..For Sabella he already have a settle team and he should stick with the guys he believe in...Maradona was chipping and chopping players right up until the final 23 squad was selected back in 2010..Sabella run his team like a club squad, he stick with his core of players right through a tournament or friendly games..



Pachorra
(Vatican City State)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 11:19 AM
0
My 23

Romero Fazio Mascherano Messi
Caballero Garay Biglia Agüero
Andujar Fernandez Banega Higuain
Otamendi Cambiasso Palacio
Zabaleta Pastore Tevez
Campagnaro Di Maria
Orban Gaitan
Maxi R


Sorin'sCurls
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 10:53 AM
0
@ForeeverBatiGol, where are you getting that from? I can't find any such info.

A suggestion - if anyone would like to share a piece of news/information, can we also add the source (preferably respectable and relevant, and not just a twitter feed) of the rumor please?


Sorin'sCurls
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 10:48 AM
1
Di Maria is an absolute beast. He used to be a bit of a ball hog who made bad decisions pretty often, but the raw talent was there for all to see even way back. I'm glad he has developed well over the years under different managers and is playing such a key role. Outside of Messi, I'd probably rate him as the most important player for us when going forward. He has blistering pace and trickery on the counter, can pick out a brilliant pass, and needless to say , can score goals as well! More often than not- he puts in a great shift for club and country. Love the crazy fellow!

Minor Scouting note: I caught the Spurs vs Benfica game, keeping an eye on a couple of Argentines obviously!

Garay was very good. He forges a good understanding with Luisao for Benfica, and hopefully he has learned a good amount of leadership from him which translates well going forward. He looks very composed on the ball, which I like a lot in a defender. Very cultured with the game and doesn't rush into just a blind clearance, often knows how to maintain possession and sometimes even build it. He reads the game pretty well, and isn't afraid to go for physical tackles either. He has been in a bit of a purple patch on set pieces, so that's good to see! :-) He lacks top end pace and got caught out once, but not many defenders have it. I like Garay and the way he plays. Got a powerful header in yesterday.

Eduardo Salvio played the whole game as a starter. He is a winger primarily, who cuts in. Has loads of tricks, decent eye for a pass, and quite pacy. I saw him make a couple of really good sideline moves, and a couple of good passes (he put in the cross for Garay's goal). However, he does tend to lose the ball quite a bit , mainly because he seemed to be a little too confident of retaining the ball even with 3-4 defenders around him. I saw that happen a few times yesterday. Definitely needs to make better decisions instead of trying to go for the spectacular all the time. He stood out in the first half, but kind of faded in the second. Definitely needs to be more consistent- he can look to his Argentine club mates - Gaitan, Garay and Perez for that!


ForeverBatiGol
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 10:19 AM
0
Tata to be Albiceleste coach after the worldcup? Sabella told to step down?


ForeverBatiGol
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 10:15 AM
0
Rulli linked with city meanwhile city fans forbidden to ask any questions on martin demichelis in a Q&A session with Pellegrini!!


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 10:02 AM
0
Real got an easy draw. Figures.


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 9:46 AM
0
@Argentuban: No, that rule is only for the second round.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 8:40 AM
0
I would have thought UEFA would have made it so that teams form the same league couldn't play each other this round.


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 8:32 AM
0
So, Barcelona is playing against Atletico 6 times this season....wow


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 7:34 AM
3
Banega has got bags and bags of talent but the kid needs a big kick up the a**; Sabella needs to sit him down and explain to him the importance of keeping things simple (like Gago does) and not to give into the temptation of over dribbling and giving away possession.
His disciplinary issues also need to be sorted out pronto because those are the very cause of his inconsistency.
A fully fit and committed Banega is a HUGE asset for the albicelestes because I still remember very well that mind boggling midfielder who outshone even Aguero in the 2007 U21 WC. That Banega would rule the midfield the way Xavi and Roman ran their respective teams.

Apart from some depth issues regarding the DM position I have to say that I'm quite happy with the midfield that Sabella has selected.
The starting 3 (masch, Gago and Angel) are all worth their weight in gold and please lets not start that whole 'Gago has got to go' thing, one mediocre match doesn't excuse most people turning on the kid especially considering the fact that he's been one of the most consistently apt players on the team.
Maxi and Biglia are both fantastic and are most than worthy to fill in for the Dm/cm/Am roles.
Lots of us here forget and underrate Ricky Alvarez who has been amazing for Inter even when playing out of position.
Ricky is without exaggeration Argentina's Oscar, he's talented, hard working, defensively aware and creative, not to mention that he can play in multiple positions (CM in Inter and left wing in Argentina) but it would be a shame not to use him as a 10 because that is where he truly shines as everyone clearly saw at the beginning of the season when he boasted the best stats in Serie A.
A midfield of Ricky, Masch, Gago and Dimaria would work quite well against teams like Brazil, Spain and Germany IMO.


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 7:17 AM
0
barca vs athelitco
man u vs bayern
psg vs chelsea
real vs dortmund


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 6:21 AM
1
Argentinas midfield that clueless that a 32 year old uncapped player is needed as a saviour?? There is great Lionel Messi, Ever Banega, Ricky Alvarez, Maxi Rodriguez to do that, period.


Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 5:02 AM
0
Chori Dominguez played well against Manchester United. But we have better and younger players than him. I liked Chori when he was in Ruben Kajan. Then he moved to Valencia and now he is in Olympiakos. He is aging and does not have that Ruben Kajan form that kept Pep's Barcelona on pressure. If he was in good form may be Valencia would play him more in the first squad in place of Banega and would not eventually let him leave.


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:58 AM
0
Cambiasso is a bit dillematic for Sabella, he spoke of not having a new names called but on the last friendly game Sabella feel that the mid has to be back up and need a mature player - i think Cambiasso will not be called and join WC


Istiaque
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 4:54 AM
0
The last time cambiasso was called, he was part of a 3 man barcelona like midfield and he was given the role of Iniesta(!), so naturally he failed.

Under Pekerman, in a certain match against Germany, he replaced a certain Roman God, and we lost the match.

The thing that baffles me the most is certain types of coaches likes player like cambiasso. like morinho, simione et. al. I thought Sabella would use him in our team! But then again cambiasso would never have the same chemistry that gago has with messi!

He never played that good in a blue n white shirt, but he is not a whiner like tevez and he also has a cool head on his shoulder. I would love him to be in our squad.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:45 AM
0
"He has not been so willing to experiment in the central midfield"- I agree and it could be a big problem but lets hope not.

I do realise sabella has not called him but what im saying is camb has had a chance in the blue and white,
camb really does divide opinion on ifs he's good enough or not..im 50/50 on him.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:14 AM
0
@pablo.d: Cambiasso has never been called under Sabella. He was last called to the team in 2011.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:10 AM
0
I mean for 30 man squad for world cup dude


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:09 AM
1
@pablo.d: Sabella has called up and utilized alternative attacking midfielders to DiMaria in Maxi, Lamela, etc. He has not been so willing to experiment in the central midfield.

Our weakest positions in terms of depth based on the players Sabella has called are in defense and central/defensive midfield. Biglia has improved ten fold, and if Banega can maintain composure and focus, he will be great as well. Gago's health is a concern. In defense, we seem to have better CB options than fullback options in our depth chart right now.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 2:07 AM
0
gaitan and cambiasso have already been called before.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:57 AM
1
Week and week out all of argentine players are doing well, it doesnt mean all of them should be in national team. The player who sabella thinks under his stradegy will be in squad bcoz he is master of argentina wc team. Dominguez cant be called ahead of enzo,gaitan or cambiasso


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:40 AM
2
"First it was Yacob, now its Alejandro Dominguez"
actually they should have been given a chance as if any of a gago, mash or di maria gets injured just before the w.c who do we know can replace them?

winning any thing a team has to have strength and depth, sure we cant denie the 1st team has strength in certain positions but depth not really all over and an injury or 2 or loss of form = trouble for us .

again just look at the team in 02 who were the best in the world before the w.c, then some injuries to key players and well as some loss of form and the rest is history.


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:27 AM
0
banega should leave the dribbling part to messi and dimaria and if he focus only in passes and some long rangers , he will be good for us


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:21 AM
0
Exactly, SulaV. The issue with Banega isn't his skill. It's between his ears. Let's hope he settles and plays solid.


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:11 AM
1
Nobody has doubted banega's skills ... its his inconsistency that has kept everyone worried over here!!


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:07 AM
0
aguero-dimaria-messi-mascherano will be there in 2018 if all are having a healthy tenure.


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 1:04 AM
0
I agree with you Kenneth, but having true depth at nearly every position makes us that much stronger. I don' see Mascherano on the team in 2018 - at least not a a starter. And I expect Messi to be more of a Totti type player in 2018 for the NT...which would open up a lot of options for guys like Icardi, Iturbe, etc. to play.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 12:42 AM
0
@Argentuban if we win this world cup, i see Garay/FF as our CB at 2018, i also still see our core in the fab 4 their as well. The thoughts players like Icardi and Correa with some experience coming off the bench does excite me.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 12:22 AM
0
If banega is focused he is very talented the team is good only concern is keeper


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/21/2014 at 12:10 AM
0
Alejandro Dominguez is an attacking midfielder. Yacob is a defensive/holding midfielder. We have never had concerns in attack.

We had concerns in defensive/holding when Biglia still hadn't shown his true colors.

I would still prefer Cambiasso over Banega or Yacob. But it is what it is. Banega is immensely talented but he is very bipolar. He can win us a match one day and cost us one the next. I would prefer consistency in that position. Sabella has faith in Banega and in the trust they have in the team with him.

Outside of keeper, Rojo as a left back (immensely talented CB who hopefully play wight he appropriate discipline and awareness as a fullback this summer), Banega, and no back up to Higuain, I am pretty happy with the team.

Hopefully Romero plays lights out and eats up crosses like empanadas and makes me eat crow.

While I do not want to get ahead of ourselves, look at the squad we will have in 2018....Icardi, Yacob, Fazio, Musacchio, Santiago Garcia, Correa, Cartabia, etc. all will be vying for spots wight he younger talent on our team.

Outside of keeper, 2018 looks to be a truly complete team with better sub options. I don't know who we have coming up that will be in the mix as keeper in 2018.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:48 PM
0
First it was Yacob, now its Alejandro Dominguez? You guys never seems to amaze me..So the players we have in the team are not capable of helping Messi?Last time I check Messi have scored a ridiculous 22 goals (correct me if I am wrong) from 24 games under Sabella..Every time a player pop up somewhere, its like Sabellla is obligated to select him, football doesn't work that way...Sabella should just select the entire Argentina players in Europe and those from the Argentina league, this would surely please everybody here.. :)


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:26 PM
0
garay 3 goals in last 2 matches , well napoli is out that will give pipita some rest.
next i wish barca to be out too :)


Nithe
(Nepal)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:18 PM
3
I think Sabella should give chance to Alejandro Dominguez. I saw him perform against Manchester United in both legs He was outstanding in both matches. he was carrying whole team on his shoulder. As Argentina is lacking creativity in attacking midfield truth is we have to rely on messi to come deep back to midfield collect ball and make something happen.with Alejandro Dominguez playing along side Messi that will reduce pressure on messi who can concentrate only on attack.I think Dominguez is better than Banega only thing that may be problem is he is already 32 years old and match fitness can be a real problem


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 8:50 PM
0
Garay is solid i think he didn't get the chance at Real Madrid mourinho preferred his country man pepe the animal but garay has become world class


SulaV
(Canada)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 8:45 PM
1
take a look at garay's pic... what a joke of a website!!!

http://www.goal.com/en/match/132057/benfica-vs-tottenham/player-ratings


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 8:04 PM
0
I as a pround Argentine hope to say when the world cup is over "we did it, we are world champs again".


Poto
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 8:01 PM
0
Anybody saw the photo of mauro icardi with rey mysterio.


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:25 PM
0
@Alam
Yeah friend. Everything going right on track so far. Luck is doing our favour so far and have a decent coach aswell and now just need a brilliant performance and healthy players to rock the world


Alam
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:13 PM
0
i really wish we win this world cup.itzz really very long for argentina to win this cup.hope sabella tactics works and luck favours our albiceleste in this world cup.vamos argentina


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:08 PM
0
Players are who likely will be earlier in camp from Europe:
Pipita, FF, Zaba, Aguero, Campa, Romero, Rojo, palacio
Thats a really good news and hopefully everything goes according to the plan


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:52 PM
0
What a blessing news:
Napoli will be out of Europa League.
Man City alrrady out of CL and FA
Now I really praying to Barca get knock out aswell. Worried for Garay if he get injured and Di-Maria


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:43 PM
2
My dear fellow mundo users, I said it before and I will say it again if a member posts a comment that others don't like but the post itself is respectful in tone and language to other members then there is no need or merit to being hostile.
While I personally disagree with a lot of what @outlaw says I still can't fault him for any of his comments because he expresses his opinion as a matter of opinion and in a mostly respectful manner.
Now for those of you who don't like his comment unfortunately you are going to have to hit the imaginary "ignore" button on the top right corner (an ignore button is one thing that this site is lacking).


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:39 PM
0
Alam, forgive me but I don't understand your last post.


Alam
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:26 PM
1
@outlow now please make tactical comment in future.players selection and vice versa is only in sabella hand and if anyone think players comparison between argentina against brazil,italy,spain etc is going to become the centerstage of any team winning this world cup,its absolutely pathetic.make sure we all mundo family makes tactical analysis in our future comment.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 4:58 PM
0
"This is the betrayal Sabella was talking about in the past..if a player ever consider to play for another team other than Argentina, then that player should never set foot near the national team".

But Icardi been allowed that possibility and Sabella called him...


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 4:57 PM
0
With my pleasure. Here is:
Caballero,
Campagnaro, Fernandez, Garay, Basanta
Gago/Gaitan/Biglia...Mascherano, Di Maria
Palacio, Messi, Aguero

Romero,Andujar,
Zabaleta,Musacchio,Lopez,Orban
Maxi,Gaitan,Biglia,Sosa/Cartabia
Lavezzi,Higuain


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 4:15 PM
0
Rahat: You are shitty fan of Brazilian team. And my opinion is as well justified as yours. If you want what I mean...


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 3:54 PM
0
So much for the great Gonzalo Rodriquez, he got a red card..No need for Gonzalo on the NT, we have better defenders than him..


Alam
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 3:46 PM
0
@outlow...please tell all mundo family yours argentina team for the world cup.


holytoledo
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 3:41 PM
0
Never a dull moment here.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:51 PM
0
This is the betrayal Sabella was talking about in the past..if a player ever consider to play for another team other than Argentina, then that player should never set foot near the national team.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:48 PM
0
@Rahat I know, that's my fear..When the world cup comes around you will have a lot of trouble makers signing up on Mundo..And it will be hard to separate them from guys like @outlaw, who never present a positive outlook on this forum..


Diego-maniac
(Lebanon)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:44 PM
0
3 goal headers in one week so far for garay!!


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:38 PM
1
If Cartabia said he would play for Spain given the opportunity, i don't want him anywhere near the N/T i want Argentinians to play for it not Foreigners.


Rahat
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:32 PM
0
@Kidulthood, Please STOP your reply against outlaw. We need more Argentine fans at Mundo rather than shitty Brazilian fans. Tevez pollutes the environment in the NT, & Brazilian fans pollute the environment @mundo. Just wait for the WC. Calm down a bit for 3 months.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:06 PM
0
Gaitan isn't playing. So I'm watching Valencia


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:05 PM
0
meanwhile, look for Cartabia or Gaitan and Garay...


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:02 PM
0
Arglover@ I talks negative only about players who may be will our thin point on World Cup IMO: ROmero, Zabaleta (but I'm not sure in this doubt), Rojo, Gago (?) Higuain Banega, Alvarez, Lamela. Most of these players makes doubting also others here. So this is not true what you writing.
"Always talk about Brazil" - It is simply bullshit.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 2:00 PM
0
Why would Sabella go on a limb and say that Argentina are favorites..Sabella is no Maradona..And being tag favorites means nothing..Although Germany and Spain are not favorites over Argentina in South America, and that is a fact, PERIOD..

Germany with all the hype have not been impressive and I don't see them winning,and I wouldn't be surprise if they didn't win their group..Germany is no Bayern Munich, just saying..

Well the last time Spain face Brazil and Argentina on South American soil they (Spain) got humiliated...Just saying..

All I can say is that Messi have come out on top in his last two games vs Brazil..Just saying..

Brazil only has the advantage because of home support but how will the fans react when they're behind in a game or being outplayed by their opponent? As I said earlier, I would not be surprise if the fans boo this Brazilian team at some point during the world cup..


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 1:54 PM
5
"So why I am annoyed with outlaw
1.Always talks negative about Argentine players.
2.Always talks about Brazil.
3.Always downplays our chances and positives"

its simple no one makes you/anyone read any one else's posts no matter who the writer is, its your choice to read them and or react to them and every one is entitled to free speech as outlaw is as is any one else.
abuse is not tolerated and should not be.
finally it does not matter how positive or negative we are here as its does not effect the n/t one tiny little bit.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 1:44 PM
1
So why I am annoyed with outlaw
1.Always talks negative about Argentine players.
2.Always talks about Brazil.
3.Always downplays our chances and positives.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 1:17 PM
0
So Why I'm scared of Brazil:
1. They are hosts
2. They always playing good under pressure
3. They build team for World Cup already


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 1:06 PM
0
"Argentina have never lack in talent" - I agree. But don't exagerrate that "Argentina over the past 15 years on paper has always been a better team than Brazil". For example: what about Brazil in 2002 with Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho... But doesn't matter. Important is: "The problem with Argentina is that they always tend to fold under pressure". And it is quite different to Brazil teams of all time. All world see in Brazil main favourite of World Cup. After Brazil Spain, Germany and Argentina. But Sabella said even We are not favourite.
"Argentina over the past 15 years on paper has always been a better team than Brazil, and this year is no different, Argentina team is better than Brazil" - Kidult: all it is still so easy for you, but only World Cup will verfied this.


Kenneth
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:53 PM
0
@outlaw you speak English better than most people on this forum, so it's not that.

Although i do disagree with a lot of people on this forum, i believe we need to stop the back and forth comments to each other that result in taking up most of the chat section.. Unless people can bring up facts to back up their " pointless arguments" i usually find myself skipping over these back and forth disputes.


Mafioso
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:47 PM
0
@arglover,

I will love to see how Rojo does as CB after WC'14.If it happens,he will be our first super fast CB in last 10/12 years.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:44 PM
0
outlaw This isn't about your English..Nobody here is criticizing your English..I've read all your comments and I have no problem understanding them..


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:40 PM
0
My love to Argentinian football makes only that I'm writing here despite of lack my knowlege of English.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:39 PM
0
outlaw Maxi Rodriguez is also a good long range shooter..hint hint the 2006 world cup..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:37 PM
1
@outlaw

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Brazilians, not winning the World Cup would be bad enough.

Even worse would be rival Argentina winning in Brazil where 200 million locals are expecting to celebrate.

“This would be every Brazilians worst nightmare,” said Newton Cesar Santos, the Brazilian author of a 600-page history of the Brazil-Argentina rivalry — Brazil X Argentina: Stories of the Biggest Classic in World Football.

“Let anybody win, but not Argentina.”

There are many intense soccer matchups: The Netherlands vs. Germany and England vs. Scotland. But none rivals Brazil vs. Argentina.

''The reality of this year’s World Cup is that while Argentina may have a better team and an easier draw, Brazil has the advantage of playing at home.

Brazil is placed among the favorites with Spain, Argentina and Germany, in part because it’s the host nation.

Brazil’s problem is the draw and, although the team led by young forward Neymar is good, few rank it as one of Brazil’s greatest.''


This was from a Brazilian professor, if he's saying Argentina is better then they must be better..

Argentina over the past 15 years on paper has always been a better team than Brazil, and this year is no different, Argentina team is better than Brazil..The problem with Argentina is that they always tend to fold under pressure..I hope this year is not the same scenario..For Argentina to win this world cup, it will take grit, strength, character and wise tactics by the coach..Argentina have never lack in talent and we have been way more talented than the Brazilian for a while now...

And please, what's up with the mommy stuff friend? lol I am a married man....


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:26 PM
0
Kidult If you was read my posts with precision and very carefully you read that I wrote We need more long range shooter behind Di Maria. And Banega is at best our sub.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:22 PM
2
Happy birthday to Argentinas first choice left back at the 2014 WC, Marcos Rojo (Sporting CP)
Fact:Sporting only conceded 16 goals in 23 matches in Liga Sagres, Rojo has been vital part of their defence.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:20 PM
0
Kidult What is outrageous in my posts. Probably this is outrageous for you When I wrote that Hulk is better than Higuain or Fernandinho not worse than Mascherano. Why? Because you have narrow, unlogical mind mind, incapable to any critic players of Argentinian team. Quite negation of open mind. You are like a kid in sandpit who crying: "Mommy they trying to destroy my sand castle!". "Mommy throw them out". But ask yourself isn't really sand castle when you are so naive mind?


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:07 PM
0
@sudhirfadi aren't you the one who said messi depends on xavi and iniesta I guess you work for jorge mendes the inventor for that crap to minimize messi achievement . And in the tevez issue he doesn't deserve respect becouse he him self doesn't respect his coach and his teammates there is a reason why a lot of players in our team speak against him the guy is the reason we lost the copa tevez is donkey and uf you believe he is the best at the moment then you got real issues in your brain


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:04 PM
0
Kidult you are ordinary liar. How dare you to put i my mind words which I'm never been writing:
''Neymar is on par with Messi''
''Fred is on Par with Higuain''
''Jo is on par with Aguero'' .
Rest of these quotations are are outing of context with perfidious and cinicism. This is your manipulation for stupids.
If I searching your posts I will find a much more references to Brazilian players. As I wrote: comparing to Brazilian team are unavoidable and natural if we want beat main favourite.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:46 AM
0
Arglover@ Gago is created by Sabella rather to playmaker, like Veron. For someone who will be good cooperating with Messi like against Paraguay. On that role his useability for our defence is small. Some other time he isn't good on any role. Like against Romania. At the time I could to change him for anyone, offense or defense midfielder.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:46 AM
2
I Have been ignoring outlaw comments for a while now..Some of his comments are not logical..Again he come up with this Hulk is better than Higuain argument that has been debunk by many across the football world.. Hulk goals per game ratio is like 1 goal every 7 games, who needs that...Peter Crouch also scored long distance shots, so does it means Crouch is better than Higuain? Scoring a long range shots don't prove anything..Hulk only have power that's about it..

As I said, Outlaw is a weird cat, he's an impostor posing as an Argentina fan, in the process saying all kinds of stuff to make you believe he's one of us...Why constantly bringing up Brazilian players name here, when its not their blog..

Outlaw makes too many stupid remarks,and he needs to take that somewhere else because I don't come to Mundo to read about Brazilian players, If I wanted to, I would have sign up with a Brazilian NT world cup blog..

Sudhirfadi and outlaw makes me sometimes don't want to come here anymore to tell you the truth..This is not even about being critical, because Arg2014 and Travis were always critical but they don't make outrageous and stupid comments while being critical.

Famous outlaw quotes

''Neymar is on par with Messi''

''Fred is on Par with Higuain''

''Fernandinho is not worse than Mascherano''

'' Hulk is better than Higuain''

''Dani Alves score Neymar assist"

'' Argentina cant beat Brazil at the world cup''

''Jo is on par with Aguero''


Di Maria long range goal vs Germany:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=_XiCyaaWY3w

Ever Banega goal vs Inter Milan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1CfswPvmXI



outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:37 AM
1
mmh007@ I want to see that "lots of long range goals aswell". Rest of your comment is too stupid to reply.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:31 AM
1
At below , how can u tell a certain caliber player a donkey.... Shame on you being a argentine fan. even i dont want tevez in NT but he is argentine and still world greatest footballer playing at present...look at the honour man-
Boca Juniors
Primera División (1): 2003 Apertura
Copa Libertadores (1): 2003
Copa Sudamericana (1): 2004
Intercontinental Cup (1): 2003
Corinthians
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (1): 2005
Manchester United
Premier League (2): 2007–08, 2008–09
Football League Cup (1): 2008–09
FA Community Shield (1): 2008
UEFA Champions League (1): 2007–08
FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008
Manchester City
Premier League (1): 2011–12
FA Cup (1): 2010–11
FA Community Shield (1): 2012
Juventus
Supercoppa Italiana (1): 2013
International
South American U-20 Championship (1): 2003
Summer Olympics (1): 2004
Individual
South American Footballer of the Year: 2003, 2004, 2005
Placar Bola de Ouro: 2005
Player of the Year of Argentina: 2003, 2004
Golden Olimpia (Argentine Sportsperson of the Year): 2004
Campeonato Brasileiro Best Player: 2005
Copa Libertadores Most Valuable Player: 2003
Premier League Golden Boot: 2010–11*
Olympic Golden Boot: 2004
Hammer of the Year: 2007
FA Premier League Player of the Month: December 2009[134]
PFA Player of the Month: March 2010[135]
Manchester City Official Supporter's Player of the Year: 2009–10[136]
Manchester City Player's Player of the Year: 2009–10[136] i dont want tevez in team but how can you tell a player like him a donkey....


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 10:15 AM
1
Tevez has not scored in Europe for 4 years champions league or Europa league and still some want this donkey to be in our team


mmh007
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 9:39 AM
2
@Outlow
I think you really need research before you writte anything here!! Higuain start as a winger first back in time for RM and scored lots of long range goals aswell. I can't wait to start the WC and laugh at your Brazilian face mate. It's okay keep posting here bcoz you are our guest from Brazilian blog. I understand your feelings! You are pretty much scared about our team that's why you are keep picking our players


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 9:12 AM
0
our capabale long rangers are dimaria,messi and aguero but they are hardly trying to do the same


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 7:24 AM
0
Maybe We need more players with great long range shoot. Probably all players of Brazilian team have that skill. Yesterday Hulk, Fernandinho against RSA... For that reason I suggest players like Gaitan instead of Gago if Gago playing like against Romania. But I know: Gaitan in Sabella's team it's impossible.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 7:07 AM
0
Yes, Palacio can be usefull in 9 role but we don't need necessary classic 9. Rather 3 brisk and active players and on that role Palacio will be better. IMO Don't forget;)
By the way: I was laughed by many When I wrote some days "Hulk is better than Higuain". But when Higuain scored like Hulk yesterday. Higuain near never scoring behind box, long distance. Lack of versatile.


GAB
(Australia)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:24 AM
0
What I would love to see is Sabella start playing Di Maria in the central attacking midfield role that he has recently evolved into at Real Madrid and is where he excelled at Benfica. He is a true playmaker and this is where he should be playing for Argentina. I hope Sabella is paying attention.


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:06 AM
0
Fernando tissone out for 6-8 month due to ACL torn. Get well buddy.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 6:03 AM
0
One thing for sure Argentina wouldn't concede 4 goals in a knockout match under Sabella, it will go down to the wire.


cleanball
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:41 AM
0
Sabella's strategy is on the balance of the team;harmony is his key word. I just regret that he brings a player i.e. Di Santo, and few others without given them a playing time and at the same time neglecting players i.e Gaitan,Wllly, and few young players. But it's over and too late now,

Lets focus on the formation and strategy he will apply rather than discussing the potential players deserved to be called; Move On



Amlan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 5:32 AM
1
Why I like Sabella:

1. His player selection matches 90% of my choice.

2. He cares about defence unlike some previous coaches.

3. He likes consistency which strengthens team chemistry and wins a player's trust.

4. Despite he cares about defence, he also keeps the attack attractive with the best attackers (the fantastic four idea).

5. Messi feels comfortable with Sabella's coaching.

6. He always tries to find what is the best for the team without much caring about his Ego. He even got advice from Pep who had less experience than him.

7. He does not overestimate his team's potential like Maradona used to do. He respects his opponents.

What I don't like about Sabella:

1. The other 10% of his players selection reflects his favoritism (like Sosa) and lack of information about the current best players (like Gaitan, Caballero).

2. He should be more concerned about the midfield.

3. He seldom tests (is too afraid to test) young talents (he called players like Lamela, Icardi, Lisandro Lopez, but did not test them enough)

There is still some time before the world cup and I believe Sabella will make me cut those points, that don't like him about, off my list one by one.

I don't know if Argentina will win the world cup this year. No team can predict that. But getting the best squad with the best coach is every team's objective. I trust Sabella after how he managed his team throughout the World cup qualifiers. I know Sabella has not been tested in any major tournament. But still for the above reason I am with him and my beloved Argentina team.


baker
(India)
Posted on 3/20/2014 at 12:41 AM
0
Did people here missed out garays 2 superb header in last weekend

he and FF will be our asset in setpieces


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 8:11 PM
0
and yes there are two friendlies before the WC.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 8:10 PM
0
DiMaria has always been an integral part of ARGENTINA'S offensive power.

Wait and see once he leaves RM and away from all the Prima donnas they have there.


marindrianto
(Indonesia)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 7:25 PM
0
Are we going to have another friendly match just before WC? I remember last time we had a friendly game played in Argentina just before the WC.


Alam
(India)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 7:09 PM
0
Angel di maria is going to become the most important member of sabella team.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:45 PM
0
good news we need him he is very skillfull and playmaker


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:43 PM
1
Erik Lamela back in training
www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2583895/Lamela-training-spurs-flop-aims-salvage-season-Argentina-world-cup-spot.html
In this link some pics are included of Lamelas workout, he really wants to be in the world cup team.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:37 PM
0
tevez is menace to our team good job sabella for removing this problem


guled
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:36 PM
0
good job angel tevez and his fans are spreading the lies that messi is the one picking the team sabella did right by removing carlos tevez from the team


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:13 PM
0
Sabella: 'the 26 who were in Romania are likely to be on the list of 30 for the World Cup, but it is not final'


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 3:06 PM
0
It doesn't guarantee us goals at all. Nothing does. What it does is it adds another avenue of attack that makes it harder for teams to park the bus effectively against us. The idea is to not be one dimensional.

With Hig healthy and not suspended, we should be fine.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 2:45 PM
0
Argentuban: I get what your saying, but having a ''tall forward'' doesn't guarantee us goals against park bus teams..Right now I don't see any quality tall strikers
for us apart from Higuain.....Germán Denis and Hernán Barcos are the only players that come to mind but unfortunately I don't think these two players are in great shape for the world cup. Sabella already look at Barcos vs Chile and a couple of the local games vs Brazil, and he (Sabella) didn't show any interest in him afterwards.

On Lamela, I don't believe that Lamela is out of the running..Lamela will be back in April and that will be enough time for him to make the 30 player squad and the final squad of 23..Sabella have shown no sign of dropping Lamela, and he's constantly being updated with Lamela injury at Totenham. Lamela is a unique player and he should be in the team if he's fit..



Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 2:42 PM
0
Here's a few links from Goal.com Transfer zone
1.Itrube eyed by Europe's elite
Hellas Verona striker Juan Manuel Itrube is said to being watched by a host of European top clubs Such as Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, Roma, Inter and Juventus.
Source:ESPN.
2.Manutd looking at Simione
The struggling premier league champions are said to be looking at the Argentine Ateleti boss as a potential replacement of David Moyes.
Source : Directfootballnews.com


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 2:15 PM
1
@kid: I am very happy with our 5 forwards. I just worry that we need a tall one as an alternate, and we do not have that yet. Lamela was an option for attacking height, but is likely to miss the World Cup. Sabella himself is concerned about it. I wouldn't be worried about it against mid level teams, but strong, tall teams or very defensive teams it could be an issue. We simply do not have the midfield that Spain had in 2010 to play with purely short forwards in those situations. Thankfully, Sabella seems to recognize this.


Argentina Kerala
(India)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 2:02 PM
0
I think he has spoken about this because there has been rumours like messi isn't interested in playing alongside tevez or vice versa. Well said.


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 1:27 PM
0
Ya i agree thats mainly what sabella was testing against romania its good hes testing different tactics on these friendlies


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 3/19/2014 at 1:18 PM
0
Long passes are ok, I'm not against that, but when we start passing long passes on a CONTINUE bases, that's not our style of play, that's my point.


KidultHood