Monday, June 14, 2010
Veron doubtful, tactic change ?
As i wrote a couple of days ago, the most obvious problems that Argentina had last Saturday was on the right side of defense, where usual midfielder Jonas Gutierrez didn't feel comfortable playing in that position.
Because of this, Maradona trained yesterday using Roma's defender Nicolas Burdisso as he could be in the starting lineup replacing Gutierrez next Thursday in the second group game vs South Korea.
If Maradona decides to make this change, it would mean that Argentina will use a 4-3-3 tactic, using two lateral defenders with not much offensive skills to attacl through the sides.
The only player that ended with a minor injury last Saturday was 35 years old midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, who had a minor muscular problem but he's still not out of the next game and will be waited until the last day but won't be risked if he still feels pain on his leg.
If he's not fit to play, he would be replaced by Liverpool's Maxi Rodriguez to work in midfield with his team mate, Javier Mascherano.