Friday, June 4, 2010
Argentina, the mistery continues
After a week in Pretoria, the starting lineup for the game vs Nigeria next Saturday is still a mistery.
With no friendlies played since May 25th when they beat Canada 5-0 before leaving Argentina, the team opened the training session to the cameras only once, last Thursday but during the press conference some players said that the tactic used could be similar to the one in that game vs Canada.
Carlitos Tevez, who wasn't considered as a regular until a few weeks ago, could be one of the surprises in a 4-2-3-1 offensive tactic, with Higuain as the only area striker and Tevez, Messi and Angel Di Maria.
3 of the 4 defenders are almost 100% confirmed : Martin Demichelis, Walter Samuel and Gabriel Heinze, while the player on the right side of defense would be Jonas Gutierrez, but there's also a chance that Gutierrez would play on midfield, instead of Tevez, and Maradona will use Nicolas Burdisso in defense.
So, two probable lineups are :
Romero; Gutierrez, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze; Veron, Mascherano; Tevez (or Maxi Rodriguez), Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria; Higuain.
Romero; Burdisso, Demichelis, Samuel, Heinze; Veron, Mascherano; Jonas Gutierres, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria; Higuain.
Next Sunday the press will again be able to get access to the team training session and there could be more news about the starting lineup for the debut vs Nigeria.