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Friday, June 09, 2006

WC2006: Is Pekerman on drugs?

Here's the Argentina squad to face Ivory Coast tomorrow:

Burdisso, Ayala, Heinze, Sorin
Rodriguez, Mascherano, Cambiasso, Riquelme
Saviola, Crespo

WHAT is Pekerman smoking? To leave both Messi and Tevez out of the attack seems crazy to TDH. To put Abbondanzieri in goal ahead of Leo Franco is equally wacky. Mascherano may be only 22 years old, but he'd better tell Cambiasso what to do - otherwise there'll be total havoc behind Riquelme. Well, at least the defense looks about right, and they'll need to against Drogba & Co.

TDH thinks the natural formation for Argentina is a 4-2-1-3, which you could also call a 4-5-1 depending on how you classify wingers: four across the back, two defensive midfielders, Riquelme or Aimar pulling the strings for three strikers (or a target man and two wingers). But what does TDH know?


Blogger the Maradona of Malawi said...

TDH - re your comment below, are you sure you need the plastic surgery? You could walk the first eleven as it stands. *boom boom*...

But seriously, if we are doing the whole ugly eleven thing, it seems churlish to leave out the spectacularly mismatched patchwork of flesh that constitutes Shrek Rooney. I've met rats I've found more appealing to look at. Though none with quite the same first touch.

anyway, just watched Germany prove their attacking credentials and their defensive slaitnederc (that's credentials backwards for those at the back of the class). Good in attack (esp. Frings, who they need to find space alonside Bollocks for), but apalling at the back. For someone who was constantly exploiting the law, Klinsi certainly hasn't explained offside too well to his defence.

7:26 PM  

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