New year has started and by now hopefully everyone has moved on from the debacle of WC 2010. Its time to rise again, its time to shine again and take Argentina football to where it once was.
As one would have noticed by watching Barcelona and Spain, paradise is not formed over night, it takes months if not years but one has to be patient, Maradona's regime as a manager even though a failure did show us some important pointers about the team.
1. One cannot play eleven strikers on the team, to win a tournament you have to defend as good as attack if not better.
2. Argentina attack is much dependent on Messi, much more than Barcelona thus stopping Messi makes Argentina look like amateurs, thus defense becomes more important.
3. Sergio Batista is the best man for the job, finally he gets the credit and the job he has deserved for so long. It has been interesting to see the way he has used Messi so far and I am happy with it.
I believe there is one and only one way Argentina can win the World Cup, the way Maradona of all the people should have known: DEFEND WELL AND MESSI WILL DO THE REST. If you do not concede a goal and with the attacking power at your disposal, goals should never be a problem.
I know you must be thinking that we have won plenty of Coma Americas, whats new about this one? This time we have the best player of the generation and if we cannot utilise his potential to the best..when will we ever win a World Cup?? Copa America is important because it is a stepping stone, can you believe how much confidence EURO 2008 win gave the Spanish Squad and thus, even with a new manager, they were the best team in the World Cup.
Its all about making a structure, believing in it and making it work.Time to see what i believe is the best lineup to make it happen, suggestions are most welcome!