Lautaro Martinez went five games without scoring but he finally netted in Inter’s 5-1 win vs. Sampdoria.
Martinez did not let the league celebrations get in the way of scoring. It was 4-1 Inter when they were awarded a penalty and up stepped the Argentine. A great penalty by Lautaro as it was struck with power and well placed as he scored the fifth of the match.
This was the Argentine’s first goal since April 7 vs. Sassuolo. If you missed it, Lautaro recently spoke about Argentina and the team’s chances at the Copa America.
6 – Lautaro Martinez is one of three players to have scored at least six right-footed goals and six left-footed goals in Serie A current season, along with Romelu Lukaku and Luis Muriel. Equipment.#InterSampdoria— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) May 8, 2021
Argentina has best midfield.
1 Paredes. 2. Lo celso. 3 De paul
4 Papu Gomez 5 G.Rodriguez 6 Emi Buendai
Argentina has best attack
1 Messi 2 L. Martinez 3 N. Gonzalez
4 Di Maria 5 Aguero 6 J. Correa
Argentina has decent defence
1 C. Romero. 2 Otamendi. 3 Foyth. 4 Acuna
5 Pezella 6 Palomino 7 Sarvia 8 Tagliafico
Argentina has best goalkeeper
1 Emi Martinez
2 A. Marchsrain
Argentina has talent to win Copa America and even World Cup. If we compare this team to 2014 Argentina,no doubt this team is better in midfield with more dynamicism and with better goalkeeper.Attack is quite equal or debatable Messi, Higuain and Lavezzi vs Messi, Lautaro Martinez and N.Gonzalez and 2014 defence was more solid than current defence.
when papu has ball in his feet he is world class, so papu is best effective when the play is possesion based, but things will suffer when it will be opposite.. papu short in nature is disadvantage for him which limits his defencive duty
just watched barca vs atletico…..messi doesn’t step against better team is totally myth ….he is just not able to carry whole side on his back against better teams… scaloni just need to integrate emi martinez & cristian romero in the starting xi as soon as possible + montiel in right back if opponent is defensive one otherwise foyth …in the left back acuna or tagliafico as the coach may think fit…forward & midfield are great almost all done ….in copa america we will goona see opponent wil make a cage to stop messi (except brazil maybe)…..workrate of lautaro, ocampos, gonzalez & de paul will be great asset for us …….
Emi Buendai should be in the squad for Copa and Qualifier. Emi Buendai,C.Romero and Emi Martinez deserves more than anyone their place in playing 11.
We have to understand that we are Argentina fans, supporters, whatever we want to call. We will always love our boys. If we have to create a world eleven now, I am not sure how many our players we can include. The players who we are going crazy scout are strictly decent. No body is world class. Not that they cannot be, but at this point, decent to the best.
Can we create a team with decent players and win a tournament, off course yes. The collective strength can be more than some individual brilliance. I am hopeful.
But I will say again. Everybody is strictly decent. No one is a world beater now. We don’t have players of the achievement of Messi, Kun, Di Maria, Mascherano or even Pipita or Lavezzi.
With all due respect, can you define “world class”? Or even better, can you give me examples of world class players and especially at same age with our young players (23 – 26) years old from other countries? Because examples such as Gabriel Jesus for instance, definetely don’t reflect to definition “world class” at least not in my sight of view.
Maybe we don’t have world class players now, personally i rate De Paul world class currently, but i personally can’t recall players from other countries at such age who have already accomplished what Messi, Aguero, Di Maria have done at same young age (23-26) in the past. Moreover, i personally believe that “being descent at best” is a bit hursh when it comes for our players.
Waveride what are your thoughts on Lo Celso at the moment?
For your first pragraph: World class is a term not coined or used by me. For me, if I have to answer, someone who is playing at top level, big games and making a difference in those games. Gabriel Jesus is not top for me. I don’t know why you took that example. I would say Mbappe, De Bruyne and some others are playing at a very top level.
Now a request, what is world class for you? I am also trying to understand it and who is in your opinion?
For your second paragraph: DePaul is playing awesome, totally agree. But I hope he moves to a top club now and play CL semis, for example. And fair enough on the decent comment. May be its harsh. We have some very good players, with whom we can form a winning team.
If you remember, we and many non-Argentines also rated Fernando Gago as a top midfielder. E.g. Arsene Wenger. He played at top level, big games etc. Didn’t happen eventually due to injuries. I would still take him at a top level. Juan Roman Riquelme, played for a relatively smaller club, but the world accepted him as a top midfielder – E.g. Iniesta & Zidane were his fans. Even Lucho Gonzalez, people outside of Argentina accepted him as a classy midfield player.
I hope you understand, I love our guys, but right now they are not playing at that level. And quite honestly I don’t like everyone being called world class. You have to earn it.
“If we have to create a world eleven now, I am not sure how many our players we can include”
Interesting you should ask that because according to whoscore the answer is 4: Emi (GK), C.Romero (DF), De Paul (MF) and Messi (FW), basically a player in every major position and the most of any nation! Heck I would add Licha Martinez, Nico gonzalez, Papu and Buendia to this list but the former is only playing in the dutch league while the latter is playing in the championship. Nico Gonzalez spent most of the season injured while Papu just started to get his groove back at Sevila.
So to say that Argentina’s players are “strictly decent” is nonsense! Argentina has more talent now than the last 10 years.
Your comments these days have become less logical and more opinionated. I still read yours, and get frustrated sometimes. If you can be objective, think..
So its now defined by whoscored data? Its very legit, its a solid data, I agree. Ask yourself the question, if you are not an Argentine fan, will you take Emi as your GK? Or someone else? Be honest.
Emi is playing at a top top level. He is our best now. But trust me Villa is leaking lot of goals. Their run is slowing down. This affects his numbers.
Same with Romero, De Paul. Playing at top level, even Lautaro. And yes, heck, you and me will have 4-5 of them in our 11, like I said because we love them. But would others? who are not Argentine fans? Will a Brazilian, German or French fan say, OMG I must have Emi as my GK. Will they? That’s the question to ask ourselves.
Finally, if you say we have better talent pool now compared to what we had in last few years. I agree with you. We are comparing Argentina’s talent now with Argentina’s talents in last 5-10 years. But if I compare worldwide, sorry, you are missing the point here and just acting like a fanboy.
Like I replied above decent is probably harsh. I can take that back. I can be objective and fair. They are very good. But Lo Celso is not Modric, not yet. Can he be one, only time will tell. Heck, I want him to be better than Modric. But he is not a kid, don’t give that to me please.
[Your comments these days have become less logical and more opinionated. If you can be objective, think..]
There is no such thing as “think..” when it comes to logic here, you’re not asking me to think, you’re asking me to be logical and I am presenting you with hard, cold, authentic data, doesn’t get any more objective than that.
[So its now defined by whoscored data? Its very legit, its a solid data, I agree. Ask yourself the question, if you are not an Argentine fan, will you take Emi as your GK? Or someone else? Be honest.]
Yes it is defined by whoscored data! Especially when you are trying to be objective.
If I am not an Argentina fan or even a football fan and I decide to pick a goal keeper then it would be definitely be Emi yes! Why? Because again Whoscored did a detailed meta analysis on GKs in europe and Emi came out first! This is what’s being objective is all about.
[Same with Romero, De Paul. Playing at top level, even Lautaro. And yes, heck, you and me will have 4-5 of them in our 11, like I said because we love them. But would others? who are not Argentine fans? Will a Brazilian, German or French fan say, OMG I must have Emi as my GK. Will they? That’s the question to ask ourselves.]
No, no, you seem to be confused here, there is no such thing as “ask ourselves” when it comes to objectivity, when you want to be objective you simply have to look at the data infront of you, hence choosing, Emi, Romero, De Paul and Messi is the most logical choice based on the cold, hard data.
[Finally, if you say we have better talent pool now compared to what we had in last few years. I agree with you. We are comparing Argentina’s talent now with Argentina’s talents in last 5-10 years. But if I compare worldwide, sorry, you are missing the point here and just acting like a fanboy]
I never said I am comparing worldwide, please read my posts more clearly.
[Like I replied above decent is probably harsh. I can take that back. I can be objective and fair. They are very good. But Lo Celso is not Modric, not yet. Can he be one, only time will tell. Heck, I want him to be better than Modric. But he is not a kid, don’t give that to me please.]
You being “harsh” means you’re not being objective, which is the whole point of your message.
I never said Celso is as good as Mordric, atleast not when it comes to organizing the midfield but he is WAY better than Mordric when it comes to his attacking prowess and if you don’t believe me go and look at Celso’s stats (again, stats = objective) when he played for Betis and his attacking stats destroyed those of Mordric, fact!
I never said he was a “kid” so please don’t miss quote me.
You don’t know what being objective means. Sorry. No disrespect.
Dusan vlahovic 21 yr old Fiorentinas young talent scored 21 ligue goal.
And our Top young talent Mundos favourite Adolfo Gaich 21 yr old… Struggling almost whole season.
Solid Example of a Real Talent and Bellow average young star.
Vlahovic is an excellent talent waiting to break into a big club next season. He already plays for Serbia NT which has good players like Tadic. Gaich needs more time. He was badly treated in Russia & now finally starting to get minutes in Serie A in a club which is fighting a relegation battle. The offensive supply that Vlahovic gets is anyday better than what Gaich gets at Benevento . Also we need to keep in mind Vlahovic has been in Fiorentina for 3 years & this has been his breakout year. I feel we should let Gaich get more time before passing a verdict on him. It will be a fair comparison say next season assuming Benevento survives & Gaich clocks 1500-2000 minutes.
Good one amit
I wanted to respond but you did it and you know what. you said exactly what want to say.
I do not want to be proved as a bad ARG fan because I am not. But the performance of Lo Celso makes me think that he is taking the route most argentine players did before: big potential but flop in big clubs. Now I am doubting the ability of Nicolas Gonzalez. I would be happy to be proved wrong. Man, the first time in my life I started to believe ARG can genuinely win the WC. I genuinely think that if Lo Celso and Gonzalez shine along with Messi while the rest are doing their job We are in a good position to win the WC.
Any update on Nicolas Gonzalez injury anyone?
Nicolas Gonzalez is back in training, may get included in squad against borussia mönchengladbach fc, possibility of few playing minutes.
Thank you very much AtomicFlea for the update.
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