5 days ago
Imagine Aguero and Di Maria with Messi behind them. Scary, right?
So we've all witnessed how exceptionally Messi plays in the False-Nine role. We saw it happen first with Pedro and Villa. It then happened with Pedro and Neymar. It was last witnessed with Neymar and Suarez before Enrique pushed Messi to the wing.His best performances as a False-Nine came when he played with Pedro and Villa.
The chemistry between those three was just out of this world. Pedro and Villa would stretch defenders wide leaving Messi with space in the middle. Messi's job was much easier, he could quickly come up with lots of solutions.Now with Argentina, this formation looks very attractive but I warn you. It might not work,Argentina players, fullbacks and midfielders are not always making runs. They are lazy and seem comfortable with Messi doing everything by himself.
This makes it difficult for Di Maria and Aguero to penetrate because the opposition's defenders only have these two to deal with. At the end of the day, centre-backs are not streched as the fullbacks will receive less pressure from Argentina fullbacks and midfielders. Messi is locked down with no support in the middle and Argentina lose the game.Another problem is that Argentina's midfield lacks creativity. Yes, Messi playing False-Nine would bring a lot of creativity to the midfield.
But then what happens when the supply to Messi gets cut, who steps up then? We saw this happen at the World Cup in Russia. In the match versus Croatia and Nigeria even France,Messi was caged and Argentina struggled.They were outclassed by both France and Croatia and seemed as if they weren't capable of defeating Nigeria.
It should be an exciting trio to watch.
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