Maradona to go with 3 strikers

... and more surprisingly, three at the back.

Diego Maradona appearing to go with 3 strikers for Argentina
Maradona is widely expected to start the following team: Sergio Romero in goal behind defenders Gabriel Heinze, Martin Demichelis and Walter Samuel.

The midfield will be Jonas Gutierrez, Angel Di Maria, Mascherano and Juan Sebastian Veron. They will be joined by the three strikers [Carlos Tevez, Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain].
The shame about this formation is that it is tailor-made for Cambiasso to play in the role that has been assigned to Jonas - a wide player being shoehorned into a holding role. Wouldn't Cambiasso/Mascherano (or even Zanetti)/Veron make SO MUCH MORE SENSE?

I guess the thinking is that Jonas can cover more ground, being a more athletic player. But why start over-thinking things with this much talent? Put the extremely capable (Champions League winner here, people!) round peg in the round hole.

 Gah! It boggles the mind.


  1. Anonymous8:34 PM

    must be tevez impressing him enough to mess with the system. with that lineup they're almost giving up on defence

  2. I don't disagree with Jer too often but with a 3 man D Heinze isn't going to be getting forward much so a tireless right wing like Jonas is actually a nice choice in my mind. No doubt that Cambiasso is a great player but he, masch, and veron is one too many central players for my taste.

  3. I disagree with the concept of a 3 CBs as your backline. Why not have full backs? Zanetti or Cambiasso could fill one of those roles perfectly.
    The only positive I'll take from all this is the fact that with 3 forwards, Messi will be freed to play the same type of role that he does at Barca. Getting Leo to replicate his club form with the national side could be the key to Argentina's chances.