Surprisingly our friendlies has been very disapointing. Specially todays game against algeria. It is mind bogling how a team like Argentina who has some of the best defenders & defensive midfielders in the world could allow three goals by algeria. Just crazy.
I am only concerned on the future success of ARGENTINA. At the same time, our future success comes by understanding the information we have at the present and using this information wisely.
Here are somethings i have picked up.
1) As i have said many times before, I thought Pekerman was a good coach. Pekerman did something special at the last worldcup. He made the players play at their best. He put together a team that played beautiful. We played a tough German team at home and out played them(though we lost unfortunatly on PKs) we showed the true definition of “beautiful game” against serbia and some parts of the mexico game.
- I have big big big doubts about BASILE. BIG ONES.
1) I just have a hard time believing Basile will take us to the promise land (winning the WC as well as building a winning mentality) in order to build that, THIS TEAM MUST WIN. Since he has been the coach. We won 1 game. 2 including todays, but i dont call this a win. We got embarrassed by brazil, then to spain.
2) his player selection is questionable. He has been playing Messi wrong. He played him as a striker the first two games. which was a waste. Now as a playmaker.
- Riquelme is a true playmaker, the other true playmaker is AIMAR.
AIMAR I have been saying it many times. AIMAR needs to be the man. If he stays out of injuries there is no reason why he isnt given this role? Messis speciality is running at defenders, because he has the speed and the low ball controll. Playmakers cant be just that. Playmakers need to be visionaries. like ZIDAN, MARADONA, RIQUELME … Messi cant be the playmaker of this team (at least not now) Messi needs to partner up with a true playmaker. AIMAR & Messi in the midfield. I am not gonna mention Riquelme because he is retired. Untill I see otherwise, there is no reason suggesting him.
Basile has not given the chance to AIMAR, so thus far he has used messi in two positions in which he doesnt play regulary. As a striker and playmaker. At Barca Rijkard uses him effectivly (mostly)
I honestly think the best Coach for this team is BATISTUTA. I am still not done with basile, but i just dont think he is the right man.
It doesnt seem like the players respond to him. How could these world class defenders who work their butt of for their club team, come and lay eggs for the NT team, unless they dont really like the coach?
What do you guys think? what do we need to do? is basile the man? should he be given more time till the WC? would he ever be forgiven if he doesnt win the WC. WIth players, such as Messi, Tevez, Gago, Mascherano, Heinze, Aimar, Cambiasso, Lucho and so on, if he cant win the WC with these players, mannnn i dont know what to think.
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