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Posted by John (Sivan John) Friday, June 27, 2014 Go To Comments

Sabella to Switch to 4-4-2?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Since Kun AGUERO injury and knowing the fact he will be an absentee for the match against Switzerland, lots speculation has been thrown in about what could the next approach by Alejandro SABELLA
 
TyC Sports apparently posted a poll on their Twitter asking its followers to choose which would be their prefer formation for the match against Switzerland.
 
Instead of the much preferred 4-3-3, seems like there is some indication that SABELLA might switch this time to a 4-4-2 formtion by deploying Maxi RODRIGUEZ on the right with Lionel MESSI and Gonzalo HIGUAIN partnering up front.
 
Please bear in mind this mind this is just mere speculation from TyC and as of now nothing is certain or concluded yet.



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jhaura
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/30/2014 at 2:44 PM
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I do not see any problem playing 442 rather than 443 since Argentina are not playing up to the standard. but why Maxi? we can play Enzo easily beside Gago and Masche to make our midfield compact.it was expected before the World Cup that Argentina could play with one more midfielder because their defense is quite shaky. Higuain is a useless shit atm. Palacio must play.


DonJaviero
(United States)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 6:19 PM
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if we had banega we can use this plan and enjoyed! but now abseloly not agree with 4-4-2.


theAbNorMalOne
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 9:50 AM
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To all those who have any plan to discuss the 4-3-3s and 4-4-2s...""Knowing formations and tactics is like knowing the scientific name of the mango you gonna eat...It's much easier to eat it.Just do it for once...RIP


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 6:41 AM
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Btw. Palacio has dynamite jump. He plays much better by head. Look at match against Trinidad.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 6:38 AM
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@ArgiesFanIndia It is World Cup. You really think no one will mark him? You kidding? Higuain is out of form and too slow to makes something big for us. Higuain needs a lot of chances to scored one always. You really don't know what is really good No.9.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 6:32 AM
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no point playing gago, biglia and masherano

they will not be able to support the attacking playeers


ArgiesFanIndia
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 5:56 AM
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Also if Palacio starts no one will mark him, he will fall under Zonal marking only so pressure will remain same for Messi. But if Higuain plays one player will mark him sure and that means one player less to mark messi


ArgiesFanIndia
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 5:55 AM
1
However so many concern with Higuain's form and almost everyone want to replace Higuain for Palacio but I am not in that Category. If Higuain finds his form he is by far our best striker. Palacio is a hard working forward but even in his best form he can't offer what Higuain can offer (also when papita in form). But I really believe Papita should start another game.


ArgiesFanIndia
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 5:55 AM
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Rumors are there that against Swiss Sabella may start with 4-3-3 (with Lavezzi) or 4-4-2 (with Maxi). Against Swiss I would prefer to start with bit cautious approach (4-4-2) but why Maxi ? Maxi is a great player but no way a starter material now. He was invisible against Bosnia. If Maxi is our 4th Midfielder I will go for 4-3-3 as Lavezzi's pace will do much more than Maxi. If Sabella decides to go with Ricky, Enzo or Bigila then any day I will go for 4-4-2 against swiss and then later on if required bring Lavezzi or even Maxi.


tamthebam
(Scotland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:33 AM
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Friends, Messi's statement after the NIGERIA
match; " We are living through a beautiful moment" speaks volumes about the harmony and spirit of the squad. We are in the knockouts and the handbrake is coming OFF! 4231 against the swiss; usual defence, GAGO. MASCH, MESSI, LAVEZZ on the right, DI MARIA on the left, HIGUAIN in the centre, When we don't have the ball, both LAVEZZI and DI MARIA will track back and when we regain posession we will be demonic on the counter! VAMOS ARGENTINA!


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:33 AM
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travis - I know what you mean when you say Higuain one-two with Messi is good. Yes, it is. I agree. But even if Higuain will shots at last this World Cup as tournament must cost our players a huge of work to winning. And I don't believe that Higuain gives us so much as Palacio. So much work. Both offence and defence. I think We can sense in a critical moment that lack of really hard work from Higuain. And He seems to me too ponderous to be completly honest. I don't believe that win in this tournament is possible with such players.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:30 AM
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travis, its not about picking mates

also ppl watch nigeria 1st goal, how slow is gago!!!

palacio has been good in serie a for years now.

your reasona for higuain appear personal and bias, not objective, but subjective


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:17 AM
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People forget that Palacio was among the best strikers in Serie A (17 goals - just like Higuain, but Higuain scored 5 by penalty) and among the best assisting (7 assists - just like Higuain). So if We have two strikers on a par and one of they failing it is time to give a try the other.


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:13 AM
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@dammage/outlaw
i vote for higuain because of his one-two with messi that lead to messi first goal at world cup since 2006. somehow, i found it beautiful works from this two mates, and it should continue. i believe higuain will just get his form pretty soon. sure, pipita is slow these days, but i don't want to leave out him just because of that. also, the urge to get his first goal maybe leads him to despair and that effect his form. he is our striker, he should score, it's the kind of pressure he shouldn't feel to succumb. i hope pipita will score soon. kun is out, it's tragic. but now you want pipita to warm the bench???? if we ever had a good sub for him.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 4:00 AM
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We played With Messi,Lavezzi,Di Maria and Palacio against Trinidad of course, but that was too light match to say how good this four will be.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:57 AM
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agree witth outlaw


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:52 AM
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Ok. We all agree about Lavezzi. He must be. But I would add to this Palacio instead Higuain because Palacio is contributing more flightly and lightness moments. Messi is fantastic player who going to good cooperation with any active player. If you watch match against Peru 2013 (Lavezzi, Palacio and DI Maria) and you imagine Messi there instead Kun then... it must be something good. I think Higuain will not good enough in this tournament.


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:35 AM
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@outlaw i'm more prefer with this
messi - higuain - lavezzi

rather than
messi - palacio - lavezzi

both higuain and lavezzi combined really well with messi, we've seen that in qualifiers, friendlies and group stage.

palacio one-two with messi is horrendous a few times against iran.

messi one-two with maria, higuain, kun (we're gonna miss him) and lavezzi is better, palacio comes last.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:33 AM
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I recommed Argentina-Peru 2013 once more. With Lavezzi and Palacio (without Leo). Our forwards so active.


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:32 AM
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I cannot believe that Sabella would be return to 4-4-2 after the experience groups matches. I cannot believe he will not use Lavezzi aftet that what has shown and what had shown Higuain and Aguero. I love Aguero, he is just like our Romario but this tournament has shown We need as much as possible active and running players. There must be much movement. But Aguero and Higuain are players who waiting for the ball rather.Lavezzi and Palacio are in moving still. I believe that Lavezzi and Palacio can give us all what We need to really good game.


pd
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:26 AM
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i think Alvarez should play full time in next match. he is good attacking mid-fielder and got goal in warm up match as well.
Messi & Lavezzi can get more pass with 4-4-2 formation. As well as, four mid-fielders can help the defense also.


Suharta
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:22 AM
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It should be against switzerland

Romero

Zabaleta-Garay-Fernandez-Rojo

Mascherano-Maxi

Lavezzi-Messi-Di Maria

Higuain



Suharta
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:17 AM
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@Mr. Khan, please change ur profile picture. the sound of ur character is not good. At first make purification of ur character then advice switzerland team......


gedona
(Ethiopia)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:13 AM
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Aslam (Qatar) I Agree with you. Maxi is not compatible with Messi.


gedona
(Ethiopia)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:10 AM
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1. Maxi? I hope not
2. I agree very much with outaw (Poland) and pd (India)
3.The best opportunity to experiment with nw formation (4-4-2) and new line ups was the Nigeria match.
4. I relay hope Sabella figures it out and Albeceleste come to their full potential.

Vamos Argentina !!!


Suharta
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 3:05 AM
1
Lavezzi must be played in next game........


outlaw
(Poland)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 2:42 AM
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Lavezzi must be. Palacio should be.


pd
(India)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 2:22 AM
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4-4-2 system may be the best choice. Lavezzi seems to have a good form. since, Aguero will not play in next game & Higuain is not in form, Lavezzi should be the first choice. Formation may be like this:
———————-Romero—————–
Zabaleta—–demichelis—-Garay——Rojo
alvarez———mascherano—–Gago——-Di Maria
—————-Messi—–lavezzi————

good luck Argentina..


Aslam
(Qatar)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 2:07 AM
2
We played against Switzerland in 2012 with 4-4-2 formation and we won 3-1 with Messi hattrick. Maxi was playing at RM and Sosa at LM. Campa instead of Rojo and Brana(..!!) instead of Gago. Aguero and Messi upfront. The lineup was,

............Romero................
Campa....FF.........Garay......Zaba
Maxi.....Brana......Masch.....Sosa
..........Messi.......Aguero......


When second half started Gago came for Brana. But still score line was 1-1 and Sabella sent Salvio for Maxi and Higuain for Sosa. Suddenly we scored 2 more goals (88th minute and injury time). And the final lineup was,
............Romero................
Campa....FF.........Garay......Zaba
.....Gago......Masch........Salvio.
........Messi......................
..........Higuain.......Aguero.....

Yes...we started 4-4-2 with Maxi but finished 4-3-3 with out...and almost as our current first X1..!!


travis
(Japan)
Posted on 6/28/2014 at 1:16 AM
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4.4.2 is like 5.3.2; with zaba focus more on the back while maxi took his role. not a good move at all, it's boring and we're gonna see the same play as with against bosnia.
why not just stick with 4.3.3 and get lavezzi or palacio to play in kun's position.
or if 4.4.2...instead of maxi, why not perez???
and if ever by another magic messi we make it to the quarter meeting either belgium/usa, what sort of mysterious formation sabella will do this time???
not many team has change their formation as quite often as argentina did in brazil, is there any????


Sudhirfadi
(Japan)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 11:55 PM
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Use perez with masce, lavezzi and maria as a winger and place messi with higuain up front ..... Maxi inclusion is only due to his goal scoring capacity.....


Rahat
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 11:39 PM
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We may also go for Palacio instead of Maxi. Palacio is helpful while defending.


rup
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 11:28 PM
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what the hell sabella is a poor poor coach he is a coward looks like once i thought he is a good coach but seeing his coaching in worldcup i have to change my opinion what the hell he is thinking why maxi in midfield?? he dnt have any understnding with messi we needed another defensive midfielder like biglia or a midfielder who actually can help in defensive duty like perez he will add nothing in creativity and nothing in defensive front he will slow-up the pace of the game helping swiss to organize and nullify any threat i would be really happy if i am proven wrong


snjv
(Nepal)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 10:59 PM
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Let him play 4-4-2, Maxi and Gago will support Zaba in defence, I hope he substitutes Fernandez with Demichelis . He will add experience and I'm certain that he'll play as he did in Manchester City.


Suresh
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 10:50 PM
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Great news that sabella is trying 4-4-2 and i am sure he will come up with great team which defends and attack well.

Vamos Argentina


muthu
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 9:41 PM
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Maxi out enzo perez in


joesoccers
(Canada)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 9:40 PM
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because the world cup is in brazil. defence in s. america is to get the ball back and attack.

all the defensive teams are out.

sabella has to go pure offensive, let the other teams worry about defence.



Abs
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 7:26 PM
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It'll basically look to what I was calling for if Biglia or Enzo replace Maxi and switch roles with Gago.


vik
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 6:30 PM
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Correction not played as well as we could or know we can.....

Can I point out, in my humble opinion we didn't look like we can be breached when we played 5-3-2. Yes there was a huge gap between messi and aguero, but why did I feel comfortable watching the defence? ?
The solace I can take is that no team looks invincible and every defence looks porous. Even Belgium look shaky at times against Korea.
So luckily this world cup is set up perfectly for us as all the teams who want to win this tournament are going gung-ho about it...all we need now is a attackers to take advantage of that.
I would be the first to admit I liked the idea of maxi in the starting 11 if we had to pack the midfield. But I have to strongly disagree now after he showed no link up play with the front 2 or the back four to control the tempo and dictate. No excuses really as he's been here on this platform before and besides putting aside his attacking ability which comes from the flanks, most aged players end up central and capable of getting that correct pass and play better.
So i would go with Perez only because of his box to box ability and his decision making.


vik
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 6:18 PM
1
Hi guys sorry I haven't posted for months but have been really busy caring for my wife who is sick.
However I have been following the games and must say the team is apprehensive in their approach. The nerves will fade as the quarter's arrive.
The important thing to note we might have played so well or to the standards we can but we are getting results.
I will go with the motion that we are coasting or can't get out of the 3rd gear as of yet. But with every race comes a straight.
Agree with some with higuain condition but again coming off an ankle injury will improve with more games.
Switzerland will be more adventurous hence giving Di Maria liberty to run at full tilt.
Shame about Aguero but the recent injury is playing on his mind.
I fear for Gago to deal with stronger and faster opposition but again playing against another European Team can only help him dictate.
Fernandez has frightened me at times. Garay has proven his worth. Special mention to Rojo, we wrote him off a month ago hut he's really come of age and at the right time. You can only beat what's in front of you.


San Isidro
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 5:35 PM
1
I think we previously beat switzerland 3-1 with a 4-4-2 formation in a friendly. Maxi and Lavezzi are great sub players to add energy when the opponent is worn out. Remember this team gave up 5 goals to France.
I would play palacio in a 4-3-3 or Ricky in a 4-4-2. Ricky can track back and help the defense or attack. I would expect giving up no more than 1 goal. I think we play better against euro teams, at least in the friendlies. If we are giving up multiple goals in this game we better reconsider a 5-3-2 because it'll only get harder from here.


Sourov
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 5:33 PM
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i am not sure. both formation looks fine for me. we cant try both. but i would like to start with 4-3-3 then if it does not work or if we get the lead then we can switch to more secure formation 4-4-2. that will provide strength to our defense. however Higuain needs to score. it seems he is not fully fit. Then may be Lavezzi step up and take some scoring responsibility. i am sure we will get some goals from our defenders. because they were very close to it several times in the group stage games. lets see. its do or die no mistake. praying for something gr8.


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 5:01 PM
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i think what we want is a match with no stress and nail biting. a nice comfortable win


argentina blood
(Lebanon)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 4:57 PM
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Demechilis not fernandez!!!!!!! wake up sabellaaa wake up plzzzzzzz!!! Enzo not maxi!!!!!! Wake up!! we were win agianst nigeria and he left di-maria till 90 although he was so tired!! Sabella wake up wake up plzzzzzzz


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 4:46 PM
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Why is Sabella still trying with Maxi I don't understand. The whole purpose of this 4-4-2 is to add extra solidity to our midfield. Either play Biglia or drop out Maxi. Both Gago and Maxi playing together is an over-optimistic idea.


Khan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 4:29 PM
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If I was the coach of Switzerland, I would play a very speedy pressing game in first 15 minutes (4-5-1). If we don't concede, then rest of the 1st half just park the bus (5-4-1). Always wait for the loose position. But Don't try to attack. We would try to prevent Messi to get a touch with three man marking.


holytoledo
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 4:18 PM
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I'm hoping for a hat trick for Messi in this one.

To pin the poor performance solely on Maxi and to hold Maxi to that performance is unfair. Maxi is a better player than his showing in that match. He was also most likely playing a certain role for Sabella. Overall, I don't think the first half of the Bosnia match was good for anyone. Sabella made a mistake by fielding that formation and starting Maxi. Too conservative a plan for our team against a Bosnia team that didn't have much in the tank.


Jack!
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 3:41 PM
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The Swiss will have about 5.5 days from the game in Manaus to the R.16. That is about the same amount of time Italia had vs CR where they lost. The temperature was a little cooler in Manaus for the Swiss than it was for Italia but we will see. I do expect us to go through but it needs to be a smart game. Can not be careless with the ball as we were vs the Nigerians. I think we need to use Lavezzi as a sub, no way can we throw in all of our attacking options and leave us thin in the MF. So, it appears to look like Maxi. We need Lavezzi's energy off the bench, it can be crucial. I just hope when a sub is made, it will be Lavezzi for Maxi, not Lavezzi for Higuain.


pablo.d
(New Zealand)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 3:21 PM
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dammage7: that's funny as I had 3-2 with a messi 90th min winner :)


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 3:16 PM
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argentina will concede 2 goals, hopefully we can score more


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:37 PM
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Pino: It does not matter what the Swiss does, if the defenders are not good, then ''parking the bus'' wont make much of a difference..Isn't this the same team that conceded 5 goals already? This just shows that they don't have a coherent defense..Argentina will win by at least 3 or 4 goals..


dammage7
(United Kingdom)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:28 PM
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ricky over maxi

maxi will stick like glue ot the right wing

alvarez will interchange go on rigght , then go central and press onto left as seen vs nigeria.


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:26 PM
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Kidult

What would you do if your were the Swiss?


iman
(Iran)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:26 PM
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Maxi is not good for team is very old,sabella shoud use Ricky over maxi,it's very obvious,no doupt


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:24 PM
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What a smart Idea for Switzerland to defend with 10 men..After recently playing in the Amazon at the Manaus Arena, this would not be a great strategy...Chasing the ball for 90 minutes is not good for any team at this stage of the competition especially in Brazil.


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:24 PM
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I recommend elpipita, elprincipe, Mafioso, Vick or kid to takeover Argentina coaching job, they will do a far better job than Sabella.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:21 PM
4
Alexis Sanchez on facing Brazil: "My worry is the referee, but we'll see."

If Chile play at the same tempo they did against Spain and Holland then I believe Brazil will be in serious trouble..I'm going for Chile to take the win over Brazil for tomorrow game...


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:15 PM
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I don't think Switzerland would defend with 10 men. They will look for their natural game as that is the only way they can make use of whatever resources they have. I think a few of their players went on record before the world cup confirming this. Shaqiri is in red hot touch, why asking him to track back and counter. They are anyway not the favorites, so they would prefer to play well and go down rather than playing a half-hearted game and look like losers!!


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:09 PM
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Also with Maxi Rodriguez Argentina have a reliable goal scorer/pk taker on the pitch..The Bosnia game set up was not the right fit for Maxi..


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:07 PM
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@Dante Pastrana: well said, great comment!!!


Dante Pastrana
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:06 PM
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That's the spot where Maxi starts Arglover. where have you been all these games?


Arglover
(South Africa)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:03 PM
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It is clear that Sabella has no control whatsoever on the squad and he is clueless! Starting Maxi at the right wing!! Horrible! !


Dinucci
(Argentina)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 2:01 PM
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Glued he may come in as a substitute for maxi in 4-4-2. Hopefully augusto gets some playing time


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:59 PM
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The Swiss are not going to play an open game against us. It all depends on what they do, I think their going to sit back and counter us and play with 10 defenders. So, it's best to play Lavezzi, Alvarez, or Perez to open the right wing and be explosive, because DiMaria is going to do that on the left wing.

We don't need Zabaleta to create as much (which I don't like), making those runs frequently, I rather have a speedy natural right wing with creativity.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:48 PM
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kid fair enough, one more thing I believe augusto Fernandez offers more then any player on the right wing but I doubt sabella will give him a chance


Chainsaw
(Iran)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:47 PM
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Stick to 4-3-3, except that insert Perez to the midfield and switch Di Maria to the left side of the attack.


Dante Pastrana
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:46 PM
1
First of all a 4-3-3 is the best attacking formation we have. I feel the 4-4-2 with any of our players is a good start but then again I'm not a Professional coach and neither are all of you. We have been playing good especially against the teams we've played who have been extremely defensive. The 4-4-2 with Maxi has already been implemented on the field and has been tested. Maxi Rodriguez was taken to the world cup along with the rest of these players for a reason and it's to be used. Maxi is an essential senior player who can handle the pressure in midfield. Sabella switches formations and makes adjustments on the fly so RELAX Guled.We are 1 of 3 countries that actually did PERFECT on group stages and it's never enough for some of ya'll. It's not about who's youngest and fastest. All star or a Nobody!! Look at Costa Rica!! They will beat GREECE...Can you guys say Costa Rica in the quarter finals. This is reality. Let's all come together for ARGENTINA.


sandy
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:46 PM
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ha ha! it is interesting that we are much terrorized by the name of a few!
first tevez
then clemente
then sosa (+guinazu and brana)
then rojo (romero also - they proved the fears as baseless to some extend)
now maxi!
each time we get rid of such a player, a new player will emerge and threaten us!


petro
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:44 PM
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4-4-2 is the right one with Ricky Alvarez


Deb
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:42 PM
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A defensive 4-2-3-1 would be a good idea at least for the next 2 matches.

Romero
Zabaleta-Garay-Fernandez-Rojo
Mascherano-Biglia
Lavessi-Messi-Di Maria
Higuain

If there's no creativity in this formation, we can always replace Biglia with Gago. At least we wouldn't be trailing till that time. Gago can still come and start afresh. Mascherano and Biglia would be a tight enough pivot.

Replace Biglia with Gago, Lavezzi with Ricky or Augusto, and may be some defenders who needs to rest.

Should work well.


Pino
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:40 PM
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I agree with guled and a lot of members here.

4-3-3, Lavezzi.

4-4-2, Alverez, or Perez.

Maxi is best as a sub.


tevezisgod
(Israel)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:39 PM
1
I would love for the formation to remain the same with lavezzi instead of kun. Actually I would have wanted TT his to happen even if kun wasn't injured. If sabella feels he has to change the formation, then I would go for biglia along with gago. This could give us more control over the midfield and release maacherano to support the defense more (god knows they need it). As for upfront, higuain is still the best choice near messi, but palacio was actually outstanding against Slovenia in the final prep match and deserves a chance.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:38 PM
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guled: I did not say I want Maxi starting..I simple stated that he's an effective sub for us when used properly by Sabella..


Alam
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:38 PM
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Is Sabella evolve as a manager??? I dont think so,Maxi is not good choice play ricky or enzo perez.albiceleste needs to evolve in this tournament.if this team dont evolve.I will put all the blames on sabella tactics and his selection.


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:34 PM
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kid I would rather play 4-3-3 with lavezzi then 4-4-2 with maxi, if we have to play 4-4-2 ricky is must, so messi and co don,t get isolated upfront


leonard
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:33 PM
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i dont think maxi at his age has the engine to go up and down on the right wing.he really should only be use as a sub.


KidultHood
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:29 PM
0
guled: Its unfair to say Maxi as past his prime, he has been scoring more often than both Lavezzi and Palacio for Argentina..I don't like Maxi as a starter but he's a great sub for us..For me Maxi at his age is more effective as a sub..


Shinobushinobu
(Singapore)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:29 PM
1
I personally think that even though 4-4-2 looks more balanced, we'd better off with 4-3-3. We've used it in most of the qualifications and 2.5 of WC matches. I don't think it's wise to change the familiar tactic now in a crucial stage. What we need is for the forwards to help defending. Iran on the paper was 5-4-1 but when defending it transformed into 10-0. I prefer Lavezzi to replace Aguero.


Batigol
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:29 PM
0
Maxi in the wings isn't a bad option. Yes he have past his prime but still he is a good player and he performed badly in the first match mainly becasue he was used in a bit central role. Anyway pocho must start on the right instead of maxi in 4-4-2 :)


dollon
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:28 PM
0
SABELLA IS GOING TO MAD.....................

MAXI WILL DESTROED US.....O GOD PLEASE INCREASE SABELLAS BRAIN...PLEASE....

SABELLA IS THE BEST WORSE COACH IN THE WORLD.........


guled
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:23 PM
0
maxi is past his prime, he will add nothing to the team,why not just use lavezzi , 4-4-2 can work with ricky there a playmaker


Khan
(Bangladesh)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:23 PM
1
(4-4-2)
Romero
Zabaleta - FF - Garay - Rojo
Lavezzi - Masherano - Bigila - Di Maria
Messi - Higuain


Dfox
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:22 PM
0
I'm all for it as long as he makes the proper changes when things don't seem to work as they should.


trini
(Trinidad And Tobago)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:22 PM
0
It is not because of Aguero's injury that we are changing to 4-4-2. Lavezzi
Was just as effective coming in. It's because we are not playing well. We have to be
More cautious now, we are not setting the pace. Now we have to react to Switzerland .


Dë§TìñY2018
(Kenya)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:18 PM
0
Am pretty sure you will see some players really improving in the coming matches, especially Di maria and higuain


argentuban
(United States)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:11 PM
0
Maxi? No thanks. Ricky Alvarez or Enzo Perez would be preferred.

And put in Biglia for Gago.


Dë§TìñY2018
(Kenya)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:04 PM
0
4-4-2 ,
replace maxi with enzo perez,
give gago 60 min replace with biglia,
higuain to palacia/ lavezi


sandy
(India)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:03 PM
0
i would say that 4-4-2 is better than the kind of 4-3-3 we are playing now. but a 4-3-3 is better than a 4-4-2 with maxi!


Dë§TìñY2018
(Kenya)
Posted on 6/27/2014 at 1:01 PM
0
worst decision is to deploy maxi as 1st eleven

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