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Posted by Roy Nemer (Roy Nemer) Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Go To Comments

Alejandro SABELLA: "We all need to improve"
Alejandro SABELLA spoke at a press conference. He commented on the team, who will start against Nigeria and more. Here's what he had to say:
 
"We all need to improve. We have to be a bit more mobile to find those spaces. The front four have to shoot more."
 
"We're going to play a 4-3-3 but I still haven't decided on the 11 who will start. I'm waiting on the recovery of a few players."



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Abs
(United States)
Posted on 6/26/2014 at 2:49 AM
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@Richard:

Nice analysis, but I don't think any team can beat Argentina tactically. The current Argentina will only lose if they lack luck. Not saying that they play an amazing tactical football, but they have players who have many options and no one can stop them when they are in their best.

To be honest, I am afraid from facing Netherlands in the semi final, and most likely both team will reach that game, but as I said, if Argentina players (specially Messi) in their form, it will be very tricky for Netherlands to beat them.


Sol
(United States)
Posted on 6/25/2014 at 9:46 PM
0
I guess we can all be thankful Nigeria played open futbol, and Argentina had plenty of scoring chances today. I think 4 midfielders should have been tried much more today, so we could see Alvarez and others (besides Gago).


batttiiigoal
(United States)
Posted on 6/25/2014 at 11:44 AM
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Pumped for the game... we need higuain and aguero to show up!


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 6/25/2014 at 6:22 AM
3
@ elpipita
You're probably right about the cultural aspect, but I do think true professionals can succeed everywhere. Remember an Austrian coach took the dutch team to the final in 78. Things are looking good; Simeone will be a blessing fot the team when he takes over some years from now.

Knowing Iran defends well, we should have started with Lavezzi and Palacio and have them make Iran's defence sweat (run, run). After 60 minutes bring on the more creative Kun and Alvarez and use the opponents tiredness.

And yes Van Gaal is human and failed in 2002. He learnt from that and continually tries to improve. As should every coach.


mamoun "elpipita"
(Iraq)
Posted on 6/25/2014 at 4:53 AM
0
@Richard I totally agree that Van Gaal is a fantastic coach and I did make a rather lengthy post before the world cup started about how he transformed a group of amateurs in Ajax into a champions league winning side and how the Netherlands are likely to make a deep run into the tournament.
With that being said I have to disagree with the notion of Van Gaal (or any foreign coach for that matter) coaching Argentina.
For a coach to have any chance of shaping a winning side they need to have a command of the language and an understanding of the country's culture and expectations. That won't happen with a european coach taking over the reigns for the albicelestes.
A more poignant point is the fact that Argentina seems to be mass producing renowned coaches throughout the world with the likes of Bielsa and Semione in europe and pekerman and Sampoili internationally. So it would seem quite pointless to go looking else where when the country seems to be doing quite well in that regard.

p.s. when Van Gaal took over the reigns for Netherlands in 2000 they failed to qualify for the world cup so the man has had his ups and downs.


Richard
(Netherlands)
Posted on 6/25/2014 at 3:52 AM
3
@ Dan and Aslam
Despite the successes many of the Dutch are complaining about the style of play. This is not the way they used to play in the seventies, eighties and nineties (total football). They did not win prices with fancy football (except Euro 1988) and will now try with counter attacking play. Ugly, but effective.

The real power of the Netherlands is sitting on the bench: coach Van Gaal. I pleaded three years ago to have him installed as Argentina coach (read back my posts) as he himself said he wanted to coach Argentina.

Van Gaal is a true master at tactics and analysis. He studied Chile, saw that they run out of steam in the last 15 minutes and brought on creative players to make use of the spaces that would come. Bringing on a lengthy player among the small Chile players would strengthen the aerial force. He was right on both accounts.

He analysed Spain and saw that Pique and Ramos cannot play with a lot of space behind them. As Spain pushed up the field, his team struck with devastating force.

He will now have an in-depth look at Mexico and see that the three tall guys at the back are good in the air, can defend well but lack speed. Van Persie and Robben will probably exploit that lack of speed.

I am reading as many comments by Sabella as I can. He is sometimes saying smart things, but I have yet to read or hear a strong analysis of Argentina's opponents and how to break them down.


krishna
(India)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 10:30 PM
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@joesoccers, Nigeria just needs a point to secure their place. So draw will do it for them irrespective of Iran's result.


Faisal
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 9:50 PM
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Our players need to improve even though they can play more relax way but should show more enthusiasm.


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 9:44 PM
1
i don't think nigeria will park the bus. if iran scores, they'll attack. as a draw won't be good enough.

plus, african teams don't park the bus. they believe they can beat anybody and attack.

it's not their style to stay back, it negates one of their strengths, their speed and height.


Dan
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 7:45 PM
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JoeSoccer, get ready for Nigeria to park the bus also. All they need is a draw to get to the next round. This will make it 3 teams.


Dan
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 7:44 PM
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Aslam
I agree with you. I don't really even know what Netherlands plays. I guess you can call it counter attack football but everyone defends except 2, and they kick a long ball hoping Robben or Van Persie can get past the defense. A good 4-4-2 will beat them. I think Mexico has the energy passion and goalie to give them a lot of headache.


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 7:21 PM
0
Netherlands team is the best in this WC..?
They scored many goals..but they are the one who committed most fouls in this WC till today. They are being very defensively and taking their chances to score. They believe in counter attacking. The luck will not be there on their path all the time. Netherlands did not play still against a team who defends through out the match. They will struggle against Mexico and possibly against Costa Rica if they win the first. Both team will play with hearts. I don see Netherlands winning both of them.


batttiiigoal
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 6:57 PM
0
Starting 11 I would choose vs Nigeria:

Romero
Zaba, Demi, Garay, Campe
Enzo, Mache, Di Maria
Ricky
Messi Aguero/Palacio


batttiiigoal
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 6:55 PM
0
I just got done watching Colombia and Uruguay today and all 11 players run. I hope whichever starting 11 Sabella chooses I hope they show determination and hustle. I wish Simeone was coach bc he would not put up with the way they are playing


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 6:22 PM
1
i have yet to see any team in the world cup go up against 2 teams that parked all 11 players in their own penalty area like bosnia and iran did against argentina.

this benefits argentina, they are going to find it much easier to score against teams that are trying to win.



Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 6:02 PM
0
For Brazil now it is like Copa America. They dont have any chance to win the cup by this path.


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:47 PM
0
I'm sure others will see plenty of playing time.


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:45 PM
1
La Nacion says that Sabella confirmed the same starting 11 as game against Iran with possibly basanta for Rojo because of yellow.


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:38 PM
0
Mexico can be trouble for anyone. Great goalie and great passion.


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:37 PM
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Maanus
I agree! Start Ricky mascherano and Enzo/dimaria


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:14 PM
0
holland have an easy route

mexico

then costa rica or greece

lucky cunts


maanus
(India)
Posted on 6/24/2014 at 5:09 PM
1
Need to Ricky starting 11


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