Lautaro Martínez scored and assisted for Inter in their 3-3 draw vs. FC Barcleona.
Martínez had a great performance for Inter as they have all but qualified for the next round in the Champions League. With the game at 1-1, Lautaro Martínez would receive the ball inside the penalty area, beat his marker and his shot would hit the near post, roll across the line, hit the far post and score.
The Argentine would have one more play in the game. With the score at 2-2, he would play a pass into Robin Gosens who would score to give Inter the 3-2 lead.
LAUTARO MARTINEZ WITH THE GOAL FOR INTER!pic.twitter.com/d3RBqSdBxc
— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) October 12, 2022
Old member and tottenham supporter I’m here and saying your face j Correa is good player weather pple agree or not lmq is doing very good in fiorentina but Argentina have better defenders than him so no needed definitely rejuvenated otamendi, licha and cuti Romero are much better defenders than him atm , Pezzella discussion is open for that as emi Buendía I insist everything I said about him he is quality player better than Coutinho but Gerrard isn’t good coach to devolop him … so I stand by everything I said those players.
BTW you don’t watch those players while you busy watching your beloved boring tottenham.
Btw whats wrong with me supporting the Spurs lol? U talk as if it is very shameful for any Mundo members to support the Spurs. I support Spurs because of Cuti. Just like I used to be a huge fan of Napoli because of Maradona and Fiorentina because of Batigol and Read Madrid because of Redondo.
When Nuno Santo benched Cuti in favor of Sanchez last year, I cursed the Spurs and when they lost 3-0 against Arsenal last year, I was super happy. Happier than everyone here to be honest.
If Cuti after the WC moves to Barca or Madrid for example, I will be his new club supporter, anything wrong with that? Lol. For me the Spurs is just the platform. It is the player who I am a fan of.
I give you this one and I like your honesty, nothing wrong with that I do the same I don’t like and I never liked man utd but since licha moved there somehow i want them to win all their games as long licha plays same juve never liked them but I cheer for them because of leo paredes.
Hey sorry if I been too hard on you it’s just heat of the moment nothing personal but you don’t have to like me , i”m here to express my opinion about Argentina players as arg fan and I always welcome anyone who agrees or disagree as long they respectful I know it’s impossible all of us in here agree same things so it’s better to agree to disagree.
Its cool man. Cheers.
Our revered member, Enganche introduced the Mundo Hall of Shame sometime ago. Nobody noticed that our fierce competitor for the 2nd and 3rd place position “Kevin” is no longer active, unless he has changed his alias once again. But, Anupurno has been doing quite a good job keeping us engaged with all most all topics. I am happy to read something than nothing in this blog.
I think maybe it’s the time to actually acknowledge some members for their sublime contributions in particular topics. I said earlier that the McAllister analysis has already earned several PhDs. and no one deserves the accolade more than our beloved
Mundo hall of shame? According to Enganche, who was his number 1? Kid or Romance King?
My version of Mundo all of shame is a bit different. Number 1 is Outlaw. That guy is the worst ever and spread toxic everywhere. He had million of accounts to back up his points especially when there was “kudos” button here. 99.9% of youngters that he promoted back then as “our future center backs” or “our future DM” and so on are playing in serie C, Ukraine league, Mexican league or god know where. Plus super biased fans who will never admit that Messi/Di Maria/Aguero are good players and all his mediocre groups are Mbappe/Haaland class in his own eyes.
Honestly I have no problem with any others. Kevin, Romance King, etc for me is just funny when reading their comments, not toxic. Kid used to be good but he became strange.
In general, policing comments should be avoided. We should just skip comments if we don’t like em.
Gonzalo (hater) – There is little reward for engaging when objectivity is absent but i just couldn’t help arguing non stop. He added a lot of good info about local league so that’s a + but i really couldn’t stand the flood of haterade.
Romance (troll) – A bit amusing at first but i understand Mundoers getting agitated by all the sexually deprived comments. It certainly lowered the quality of mundo.
Kevin – He’s alright in my book. Even though he had stubborn views, he remained objective and respectful for the most part and initiated many discussions. Hope he comes back.
Kid – He has quality opinions and i enjoy reading his long ass posts but it got weird for a brief moment with the racist stuff and disavowment of the NT.
I think Kid was #1, but I do like the introduction of PhD’s to balance the Hall of Shame and recognize people for their intellectual pursuits rather than only negative contributions. Happy that we can all comment on a platform with many world class experts on the Mac Allister topic lol
Nicolas Gonzalez scored 2 goals already. It will be great to see him score a hat trick
Messi backlash from catalan fanatics after Messi liked Lautro IG post after scoring vs Barca. If they could they would blame Messi for raining in Barcelona. There is a reason they are always below RM, Messi make them capable to fight against RM but now back at Catalan identity BS.
Those ppl are always looking for someone to blame even after Leo left there still trying to throw their BS at him. This is just the start, they have not seen anything yet
I will say some things and i hope that some people wont jump on me. I have been watching football for 30 + years and i have seen phenomenal strikers like Batistuta, Imbrahimovich, Ronaldo Da Lima, Crespo, Van Basten, Henry, Sevchenko and others. Nowadays, barring ofcourse Messi who along with Maradona are the best players that ever played the game, there are world class 9s no doubt, but i cant say that they match the aforementioned phenomenal 9s.
However, Martinez although he is still young, i can say that he is one of the best strikers in the world today. He has great technique, control and shooting abilities, descent pace and he is strong and a fighter, but he also provides much more on the table. He tracks back presses and hustles and apart from scoring he can also create scoring opportunities, in contrast to lazy strikers like Mbappe, who waits when he will take the ball to run through the opposition and score. Don’t get me wrong, Mbappe is very talented, but if you would ask me to choose between him and Lautaro for a team that i would manage, i would go for Lautaro.
As for Angel Correa, i always liked this player, more or less for the same reasons as Lautaro even though they are not the same type of players. He has skills, dribbling abilities, pace, good at finishing and he is also a multi dimensional player in attack who tracks back and hustles too like Lautaro. I believe that Angel Correa’s style of play matches very well with our beloved team’s style of play, but thanks to Simeone he has limited playing time because so called superstars like Joao Felix used to be Simeone’s favourites.
Finally, regarding Dybala, it is a very confusing situation. The guy is extremely talented but as talented he is, the same unreliable can be due to his prowness to injuries. If you ask me, i hope he recovers on time because i want him in the final squad, but unfortunately he also gives me the feeling of a double edged knife, because an injured player, regardless how good as he is, he is unavailable and therefore just a waste of a spot sadly.
Agreed. We should opt for angel Correa over Dybala. Btw right now haaland is the best striker and he has the quality to reach or even surpass those strikers you mentioned.
Anuparno, i agree Haaland is a great talent, but i think that you exaggerating a bit. Talent alone is not enough. It is very important to develop accordingly as well.
Moreover, keep in mind, that Batistuta used to play in a mediocre team, Fiorentina and he was destroying almost single handlely great defences of AC Milan, Inter and Juventus which were consisted of some of the greatest defenders of all time back then.
On the other hand, Haaland is playing in one of the best teams of the world at the moment and he has a great service by his teammates to score goals. It is not that simple.
This is as much to Anuparno as it is for my friend Wawe, so if u Anuparno have a time or intrest, then u are more than welcome to read it and think whatever u will like as i will not be offended !
Spot on Wawe, as i can completly and gladly say and also feel the exact same that u also felt and have felt since u started to follow this game as called football as once again your great post’s about Lautaro and A.Correa are written in way that i also do think of theese 2 players and that is why i would also pick them both to my team, though many won’t most propably understand why, but luckily u did the hard work of explaining why and that make’s me super happy that you are exactly pinpointing those reasons and also why etc..!
Very, well written indeed in every Sense! And offcourse we all know or at least we think to know that how is MBabbe and Haaland as none of them are my favorites, though i have to admit that they are good at their own thing and specially Haaland is for me better Mbabbe, but also both have had quite good teams and facilities to train and etc. the list goes on, though i not want to TaKe anything away from them, but as MBabbe grew up in France where there has been a constant and steady platform as Haaland came through Salzburg as quite many have recently done so and then went to Dortmund and now obviously has best service available at City !
So, Specially in European countries like in Spain and Portugal, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium etc.., but this does not over rule any other league either from Europe or outside as SA constantly producing great talent players as if we can all see by studuying a bitbof football’s history and in SA Arg deffently been the most intrested as obviously so much of talent has came from there ,but also from other SA countries too and Ofcourse there is Africa and Asea and other parts of world too etc….but, in recent year’s or since, because the of foreign coaches started moving to England as money is the name of real game…and they say the EPL is the best etc…anyhow we all know that without money there will not be a teams like Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man United and now Arsenal and allmost every EPL team has for such wealth in their hands like Saudi’s Newcastle etc…as same goes for Paris AT THIS VERY PRESENT IN TODAYS GAME !
Meaning simply that only Liverpool and Man U and Wenger’s Arsenal and Nottingham Forest were there in old days UCL before they all were more than loaded with money from England !
And that is why i never also supported any of theese English teams as only Spurs, because Ardiles and Villa played there and i had to support also Nottingham Forest as it was my Grand dad’s favorite English team, lol, though he preffered more other teams from different parts of Europe etc..
As i have been supporting Valencia also since 1976 when Kempes arrived in there and there was my first contact to Argentine player and i wanted to start to know more about Argenrtine players and obviously became a fan for life and it is a pity that they been so broke for so many year’s and Banega being the last or at least one of the latest Arg player in Valencia shirht, but, Yes things deffinetly change as times floats by and now everything is owned by money as it was allready back then, lol, but somehow at least the sum’s of money were not that crazy like nowdays as for example Golden Boy’s salllary and add’s+bonuses and what so ever on top !
and before we all know that this was not the case as Serie A was the best ever, Yes they did have the most of the money to create very competive league and Intrest many, many good foreign players and Still it is Serie A now for me, but that offcourse is just my personal oppinion, nothing else or nothing more…and ofcourse There allways been REAL and BARCA and Bayern too and if we go more back in time like to 70’s there Mönchengladbach, Frankfurt and many from West-Germany and there alkways been Ajax from Netherlands and Benfica and other Portugue’s team’s too as also Marseille, Monaco and other frenc teams too who before all have had the money at least at their own time’s to be able to buy allmost anyone they wanted, when they were on top of European football at once and offcourse Real is most propably the best example, but not necessarily allways as before things at the top of European Club football changed more and there were more teams to able to compete each others some maybe with money, but some also because just some players wanted simply and only to join theese certain clubs which they preffered as nowdays it is more like who pay’s the biggest salary etc…
Anyhow, so Yes, i do feel very greatfull of been able to see for example those names u named playing as i’m trying to remember that maybe, Henry was the only one from those names that did not play in Serie A, well even he did or not,it doesn’t really matter as Yes, he was great at Arsenal and for the french Nt who were lucky to have him as Trezequet too and quite many more like 1998 and 2000 with Zidane or at 1984 when they won the Euro’s with GK Joël Bats DF Manuel Amoros DF Jean-François Domergue DF Maxime Bossis DF MF Luis Fernández MF Jean-Marc Ferreri MF Daniel Bravo MF Bernard Genghini MF Michel Platini (captain)MF Bruno Bellone MF Alain Giresse MF Didier Six MF Jean Tigana DF Yvon Le Roux FW Dominique Rocheteau FW Bernard Lacombe DF Thierry Tusseau GK Philippe Bergeroo GK Albert Rustas also most theese players were part of French team who reached semi’s at 1982 against West-Germany and also at 1986 again in semi’s against West-Germany and surprise, surprise they lost both of those WC semi’s against West-Germany who were not that great interma quality compared to the french, but as German’s somehow they unfortunatly have had so much luck more than once and not only against Arg in the Final allways more of
lucky than Arg except 1986 and also at 1974 against Cruyf’s Netherlands as at 1970’ in Europe the battle was more West-Germany against Netherlands and in 1980’s West Germany against French, though Italy won at 1982 and Netherlands at 1988 if remember right, please anyone can correct as my memory is not that good anymore etc..and as i never been a fan of France or West-Germany or any other NT than only Argentina this offcourse would sound like Arg wise for many who do not support Arg truly, but for me Kempes, Cannigia Batigol and Crespo were the one’s in that order as i learned about them talking about true strikers, but they all had also other attributes to offer as Wawe was talking about Lautaro or A.Correa, but no not get me wrong here as i do not refer them to those who presented Arg Nt before if talking about strikers who were from Arg and presented Arg etc…and there were also others great’s who offered a lot as going forward etc…as it is more than obvious that Diego and Messi are way ahead of any other player who played in football’s history or since the rule’s were created and things been documentaded etc…
But, i’m also curious and as 2 the greatest ever has allready emerged from Arg and we have been able and so lucky to seem them both playing for club and specially for a country as Argentina, who truly has had and will allways have also in the future great players as our friend Cox was trying to explain to Anuparno that he is also quite confident thatnew one will come, well as he said when and who it will be offcourse he or none of us can not know the future, but as so far 2 of the greatest have emerged from a country called as Argentina, well for me it indicates that there will be a 3rd too as Cox was trying make Anuparno’s mood a bit happier as we all know that Diego has passed away, but his legacy will allways live forever as same will it be for Messi to, no matter if he would win WC with Arg as it would be his blessing from the GOD’s themselfs, but if not, well it is now 36 year’s since Mexico 86 and Yes Arg been more than close to win WC at several ocassions, but sometimes things just don’t go as we wish and that is a part of life, so offcourse it would be dream come true for Arg to win WC with Messi, but if not i will be supporting Arg just like i alkways have had nevermind the circumstances, though i have my memories inside me like we all do, but that is because as true fan’s of Arg we love Arg and that we can’t change inside our hearts so no matter who will play and what will the future bring i will be allways only rootin for Arg as ihave done since 1978, simple as that, though i’m truly greatfull for Arg that i have been able to see so many great players from Arg since WC 1978 and everytime i’m as exicited as anyone else when i hear a new name emerging from Argentina, who has what it take’s to present Arg Nt etc…So i would say the exact same to Anuparno as u did correctly and also explained well and why and i do understand Anuparno also in that way what he was talking about Messi retirement and what will happen after that with our friend Cox4, as i have felt like this after generation after an another as great players of Arg has passed and have emerged again, so what i’m trying to say or to explain for Anuparno that many of us who have supported Arg for very long have had to go trough many different and difficult things as for me i can only say that i have been more than lucky see Arg LIFTING WC twice and Still everytime Arg do play i have Still have the same feeling inside me as since 1978 as PASSION which Arg has given me since back then even a friendly or competive game it doesn’t matter for me as once that feeling was created inside me as PASSION which only came from Arg, well in my heart it will allways remain and has remained even at some previous WC’s i do have had maybe a slightly different approach before the start, but once it get’s started or once Arg players are walking to the pitch where ever against who ever in a friendly or a competive game, well that feeling that i have carried inside me and in my heart only because of Arg that gave that PASSION for me have never ever changed a bit, though i have not allways agreed with coaching selections and who they decided to bring with them to the WC to present Arg Nt, but i’m not able to do nothing with that either so i just have accept as ihave to accept the results too and either recive joy and happiness or tears and sadness, but so far i have somehow to learn live with this as it has got a bit more easier as the more older i grew as i understood that there are so many other things more important in life in general than as kid i was binded to Arg emotionally so much more than now, but somehow i Still feel very emotional every time Arg is playing so the feeling is same, maybe just learnt to accept things a bit more than before, but as my son and daughter are now in that very same age or a bit older than i was but, not old enough to really remember 2018 at least fully, though their knowledge which they have studied by themselfs could easily indicate that they been Arg fan’s since 1986, as they are constantly digging deeper and deeper to Arg’s great football history, and have learnt that Arg has won a WC twice at 1978 and 1986 and now many names of great Arg players and also in which club they played at Europe as we are born in Europe and through european screen we have learnt and discovered Arg as i once did etc…, but emotionally they have only 1 Copa behind them which ended in tears of joy ! So, now as WC is emerging and players getting knocks and injuries some not that serious and some maybe abit more serious as so far i remember this alkways also been a kind of part Arg’s WC preparations sadly, but as we can’t know the future there is no point to think of them right now and let and leave that to Scaloni and Co. who are the one’s this time bringing Arg’s Nt to WC, so there is absolutly nothing we can do and only pray that everything will go fine and everyone needed will be abroad to lift the 3rd WC for Arg and if not, well after 4 year’s we will do the exact same as allways we have done as true supporters of our beloved Albiceleste La Selection !
Offcourse i’m not relaxed and fully aware and it does not help me that i have 2 kids who are exactly like i was when i saw Arg the first time and felt in love with Arg Nt and i’ts football culture, but somehow again i just have to manage and i know that there will be most propably a time that i justdon’t know how to stop my kids of cryin, because of Arg, but this time i hope their Copa magic experience as started from Maracana will continue also for my kids sake, but mostly for Arg as country’s sake and for their nation, but also for those who have commited their life’s way or another to forever only support Arg and only Arg!
Anuparno, i know this sounds a bit more than weird, but as Cox4 said all the teams reaching semi’s allready are obviously all wanting to win the exact same thing, but only one of them can and if it is not Arg this time and if Messi will retire, Still i hope u don’t quit as supporting Arg, that is all i wish for u and also for any other Arg supporter and offcourse i do wish for all and everyone that those who were not born before 1978 or 1986 and who are supporters of Arg that will see Arg lifting the WC as for 3 rd time, but as i said even i’m not from Arg i do wish it even more for Arg as country and nation, why, because it was Arg’s Nt that created and gave me that special feeling inside me as PASSION and which ihave kept in my heart since then and in my heart it will allways remain as i can’t ripped it out simple as that so that is why i’m more than greatfull for Arg as country that i have never ever even visited so far…as i kind of feel that i do owe something to Arg Nt which gave me that very PASSION very long time a go and that i do Still carry with me til’ forever !
As you see both 1978 and 1986 wc winning team. Im curious in ur opinion where this current players stand in comparison to that 1978 wc winning team?? Are this squad is as good as 1978 team??
Anuparno i understand your question, but it is completly impossible to give an answer as and, because the game itself has changed so, so much !
Surely both teams from 1978 and 1986 were good as they won the Wc for Arg, but i would nor even compare this to teams as firstly 2 different coaches secondly in 8 year’s of time many things can change, but as maybe the Dutch were favorites to win at 1978 according to pundits, well anyhow Arg had better chance to win as playing at home, though the final was a tuff one, Still gladly Arg won, but 1986 Arg was not even considered as amongst the favorites according to pundits and also maybe, i’m not certain because i’m not from Argentina, but somehow i had the feeling that there were nor sobig expectations after what happened at 1982 when Diego was in Menotti’s team as he could have been also at 1978, but Menotti, maybe considered him too young and also had allready a good squad, though many around the world and forsure in Argentina knew what kind of player they had in Diego allready back then ! So if u really want comparison from me, then i can only give u this as 1978 Menotti’s team won at home the first WC for Arg by beating the Dutch at extra time, well the expectations were high for 1982 obviously this time Diego involded, but it was not ment to be and Ok Arg had a difficult start as they lost to Belgium 0-1, but came back beating Hungary 4-1 and El Salvador 2-0, but Belgium Still won that group even they drew with Hungary 1-1 and won El Salvador by 1-0, so that time after the first group stage they had an second with 3 country’s in and if Arg would have only drew with Belgium in the opening game they would have topped the first group of 4 country’s and by this they would have avoid the real ”Group of Death” the worst i seen so far with Italy who man marked Diego with mainly Claudio Gentile and also with help of Gaetano Scirea won that very dirty and more than tempered game 2-1 so next Arg had to beat Tele Santana’s Brazil which for the first time had Brazilian players selected from playing outside of Brazil and for me maybe, been the best edition of Brazil Wc teams, though they also did not won the WC like Arg also and honestly were a better team on the pitch, though the referee took one clear penalty away from Arg so that could had perhaps changed the game and in a way it also did as Brazil scored twice a row and Diego got sent off and so ended that Wc for Arg by result of loosing 1-3 to Brazil, but neither they with their best ever edition team i have seen could won as Italy’s Rossi who had just been liberated from a huge and long doping ban scored the first one and after Brazil equalizer he scored the second and after again Brazil’s second equalizer he scored the third so it was also good bye to Tele Santana’s Brazil 82, which maybe was the favourite to win or at least one of them, but back Arg instead, so after that 82 WC some players who were amongst 1978 winning team did admit that the preparations had been poor from Arg’ s side, though don’t know why as they just basicly said that they arrived to Spain 82 physically weaker than 1978, so it is hard to say after all what would have happened if Arg would have won or at least got adraw from the very first game against Belgium, but for sure Arg Still was a great side with Diego offcourse, but somehow he kind of won after 4 year’s with different coach and in a very different situation in over all and Arg were defenetly considered amongst the top favourist, more like nobody exepted really anything, but Billardo and his team with Diego showed the restof the world that they were clearly the best team of tournament and i have no doubt’s at all that who ever had they played in Mexico 86 they would have won them all ! But, now we are talking about from 44 year’s/36 year’s period of time til’ now, so your question is very hard to answer as i’m sorry, but i think we have to wait and see hopefully all the way to the end to answer properly to your question…as from 1978 teams and 1986 teams i can’t simply say more that they were both true Champions and at 86 they were not considered really as favourites, but Still they won with Billardo who obviously that when scouting also was quite different to theese days time was maybe known in SA, but not that known in Europe so this could have been one advantage, though everyone truly knewed who DIEGO was and what he was capable to present on the pitch, but maybe they all and specially Europeans thought that he would never overcome that 1982 ” the real group of death ”, but as we all know they were wrong about him and Arg too as Arg threw such havoc on everyone and Diego was on Fire and had obviously decided that this time nobody could stop him like Italy’s Genetti and Scirea had done fairly to say more than ugly way and specially Genetti !
For this time i think only playing Italy, who, Yes could not get pass their group and were knocked out by North Macedonia, obviously were down from that, but Still the way Arg played and beat them in the Finalissima was something special too, so not facing other European teams as there were simply any opportunities due this year’s more than heavy schedule, well it might suite and favor Arg, a bit maybe similar than 86, but not that much as obviously scouting is tip top at 2022 with blody drone’s flying in air etc…also it could be disadvantage , but i like to be optimistic and thætbis why i think it will favor us as i see only Arg can be it’s worst Enemy by themselfs, meaning that the exepected physical level or condition is not somehow reachable like bit a 82 for example, though Arg had truly once again really bad luck too as it has been the case also other times too, so that is why Arg needs also luck with together being physically fit as other factors such as team chemistry, dressingroom togetherness and alsonquality and skill is there as we have seen it allready, though the last friendliess were what they were etc…Still even not any preparation time given this time for the WC as this is also same for others at least for the Europeans and that is why Arg history be really awake from the very first game which is alkways kind of one of thedifficult one’s nevermind your opponent, though it would have been better in my oppinion to start with European team instead of Saudi’s , why ? Because, Saudi’s for sure have more preparation time than Arg and Arg has to deffenetly beat them at least 1-0 and Scaloni and Co knows this for sure as they are not stupid or arrogant, actually i think Aimar either gratiuated as Proffesor or at least he could had, anyway we are talking about very wise Person, indeed ! And i’m pretty sure that this had something to do with getting Messi again on abroad at the beginning, when Scaloni was Still named as interim coach and, before they made him the head coach and now also gave him a new cpntract, which is also very important, indeed !
So i trust Arg in every Sense and way as goal keeper department is more than good to win the WC !
Also defence and specially central defence is rock solid, though i’m a bit worried about Molina’s and Acuna’s form as i think Tagliafigo will be fine when coming to defending, but also one player can’t defend alone so this has to be done inna collective way from the whole team starting from Lautaro or who ever is playing at Arg’s forward or in a forward line etc…
I know there have been injuries as also other teams have had some too, but that is part of foitball and every team has deal with that as some obviously will be more luckier by avoiding injuries and others perhaps not, but i do hope that every team will arrive with as less injuries as possible and offcourse specially Arg, but i do not wish any injury for certain team or certain players from Arg’s opponent’s etc…
Middfield this time is deffently the best i seen for long time respectively towards for past ARG NT’s who offcourse had great middfielders among their NT’s, but, maybe were not that equal and United as this time and also the bench for middfield looks more than good, so some saybor belive that middfield is the one who bring’s u trophys and some say that defence is the one who bring u trophys as for me i belive both bring you trophies specially when they are United as one and playing as one team !
Then, Ok, it is true that Arg may be a bit short at the top as only Lautaro so far as pure no.9, but then, in the end Arg has to be also to be able to score goals from set pieces, corners and hopefully the more goal score’s among Arg’s team the better it will be and TaKe pressure of from Lautaro and Messi, but firstly we have to hope that everyone will arrive as fit as possible and if some or not able to recover in time even for KO’s then Arg has to really think what to do and who to include innthe final 26 etc..
Also experience is alkways needed, but so is freshness and young blood and if some experienced players are injured and not able to take a part in the coming WC then it might be best to opt for young blood like Almada for example or those who have at least some experience from Scaloni’s training sessions and been called before, but sometimes alsowhen injuries hit hard on you there might only option to include someone on form, but have not been called up or at least for long time, but there are so many scenarios with this and that, so in the end it is just nonsense to try to constantly speculate with this and that as it is what it is, when the time arrive’s to choose those 26 and then if we want we can all start to speculate again, though in my oppinion even i like to speculate too, Still there is not really any use for any of us from that as only time will tell…etc.
So all we can basicly do is just wish and pray (if we what to do so) that in the Arg will be crowned as rightfull WC Champions for the third time !
Anyhow i will keep on supporting in any and every possible scenario as i will allways done and as i will keep on doing every for year’s and when the Copa and any Arg Nt game will be played, so nothing has changed for me and nothing will never change for me when it comes down to supporting Arg !
Huge news. Gallardo has announced he will leave River after the end of the season. There’s no indication yet of what his future will be
Nooooooooo…… Just say it is not true….. How many players he has developed for this current Argentina national team. I hope he remains in Argentina.
He should manage a big European side. He is not getting enough recognition what he deserves one of the best coach right now no doubts
Double edge sword…he will recruit and create opportunities for argentines in Europe but local argentine league needs big name guys like that to develop players, draw more advertising revenue for club success, etc.
I agree with your stance. I hope he’s one of those managers that draws Argentines to European clubs but at the same time the league loses a big reference point and takes another big hit when you compare it to the Brazilian league. Gallardo was considered by many the best coach in SA (despite the poor final year) but now the Argentinian league has little to show for itself on an international stage. That’s on top of other factors like economics that have made it difficult to maintain high quality squads or attract talent.
Some people are concerned about player development, which yes I agree, Gallardo has had a huge hand in developing players like Enzo, Alvarez, Palacios, Montiel, LMQ and especially making them attractive to clubs in Europe which almost every other team in Argentina has failed to do recently (with all the MLS, Mexico, Brazil sales) but these players were available him to begin with because of our youth system. River will still always develop good players and in 2-3 years I expect a good batch of players to come up. But I do hope the next manager plays modern football and can try to retain the image and conveyer belt of talent going because it can be easy to mismanage upcoming players and sell them incorrectly.
Guys, the McAllister analysis has already earned several PhDs. Now, please give it a rest. My eyes start hurting.
Akhi sorry if I may disturb you but I was just showing how contradicting or lack of understanding of football this old member aka spurs fan is, that is all sorry 4 any inconvenience
No problem brother. I think we can live with el_principe’s McAllister thing, can’t we?
I like el_principe’s analysis by the way, and sometimes may get influenced by him too. I am sure he loves to talk about Cuti, Licha and others more than McAllister.
I like el_principe’s analysis by the way, and sometimes may get influenced by him too. I am sure he loves to talk about Cuti, Licha and others more than McAlliste
– Thanks dude. I like to talk about real things. Back then I remember many years ago Bati brought Fiorentina to the Champions league and the next year he had to go head to head against Rivaldo and Beckham if I am not mistaken for the FIFA best player.
Look I was a huge fan of Batigol. I hated Brazil (Rivaldo country) and England (Beckham country) up until the point that I say to myself I will never visit those 2 countries in my life.
My room had all posters of Batigol on the wall. I joined one of the Argentina forums too. And I was brave enough to say that what Bati did what NOT enough to win FIFA best player. It doesn’t mean that I disrespected Bati, but I was just talking about something real. Of course a lot of people attacked me in the forum. But that was the truth! What can I say?
I can’t overrate players that I like as if they are gods and flawless. If Bati had won the CL or WC for example, I would have been his number 1 supporter of his FIFA best player of the year nomination.
Btw that year Bati finished third in FIFA best player award.
Nicolas Gonzalez just scored a goal in Europa League.
Good… I think this guy is going to be the find of the world Cup….. He has every tools to do so. Hopefully he will be fit for every match in the world Cup. He is the rare breed of argentine. We have too many dribblers with slow pace but not like this guy who is just everything we lack ATM. His pace, energy and ability to make good runs into the box will play a huge role in the world cup.
I still don’t understand why some people think dybala is more important than him for us.
Because Dybala is kind of a star and Gonzalez is not
Nico was horrific during copa. I was fuming he was prioritized over ADM until finally he was dropped and voila – we WON. All that pace and defending but squandered build up and opportunities. Very frustrating performance to say the least. Dont get me wrong, i do really like him. If he finds his scoring boots and helps with build up, Nico will be deadly for WC.
dybala is better than nico bcs he got the lethal finishing unlike nico he don’t forget to play infront of the box, or don’t lose ball infront of the box
I think our best 7 forwards for the WC are Messi, Di Maria, Toro, Dybala, Nico, Alvarez, A Correa.
Question for those that think Dybala shouldn’t go.
Assuming Dybala recovers in time and you still think he shouldn’t go, who do you think should go in his place? (WC t minus 38 days)
A lot of praise is heaped on players, but in reality only three players stand out in terms of creativity, dribbling and creating something from nothing. That is of course Messi, Di Maria and Dybala. If the latter two miss out, it all comes down to Messi. That is too much for him. We need at least DM to be at the WC. Fingers crossed all three make it in time.
Dimaria is safe. He will go.
For me Di Maria injured for 20 days is a good thing. It is better to be injured now than 20 days from now right? He has quite a high chance to be injured when you see the serie A/Champions league schedule and how much Juventus rely on Di Maria.
@Choripan i would like to see simeone or alario if Dybala not fit within the 2nd week of november. There is practically no replacement for lautaro. Alvarez still looks raw he still lacks the killer positional sense of a striker.
Anuparno, you are concerned about Dybala because you think he won’t be sharp and in form because of his injury right? Because he’s not playing? Well, Alario has only been involved in 26% of minutes in the Bundesliga and 5% in the CL. Doesn’t seem like a much better situation
Isn’t 26% better than 0%?? Plus not getting minutes and coming back from injury are completely 2 different thing. Naturally muscular injury u cant rush and that will affect dybala’s shatpness and there is always a possibility that the injury relapses. Its a big risk.
Well yes, I’m not saying to rush him from injury — if he truly is too injured by the time the WC comes and doctors advise against it then he obviously shouldn’t be included. But it’s hard for any of us to be sure if he will or will not be sharp, it’s not a super long term injury and if he gets recovered on time Scaloni will have some time to evaluate him. I’m not a doctor so I can’t comment much, but what I’m saying is IF the possibility exists and it’s not advised against we should 100% take the opportunity. Remember many players do lighter training days or weeks before returning fully from injury so it’s not like we know that he’s condemned to be out of form. Usually players that are rushed and relapse experience that because they are given 90 minutes as soon as physically possible, Dybala’s role is already that of a backup so it’s hard to see that a spot in the WC would rush him. If we substituted the WC for a regular season in Roma then bringing him early November would be rushing him because he’s already a starter there. If it’s possible to slowly bring him into things using our 26th spot then I think we should
Yeah, the docs opinion on his fitness should determine his inclusion. Your point about being a sub is spot on. It’s not like hell jump right back into battling the entire 90 min. I’m also not worried about his form, it was only a month and he was on fire up until the injury. I also recall he bounced back very quickly last injury.
dybala has more minutes then combined time of j correa,nico gonzalez and alario this season..
> simeone or alario
Yes you and Dadir10 and others are vocal about including Simeone.
Correct me if i’m wrong but didn’t he last play for the NT in 2018? He has like 5 games total, mostly as a sub and hasn’t played in 3-4 years. Part of the reason we’re doing so well is chemistry, understanding, and comradery with each other. Aren’t you guys concerned at all that he doesn’t know how to play under Scaloni and has virtually zero chem with the boys?
No worries because if u pick simeone that would be for emergency purpose. Like if both lautaro and alvarez is unavailable and we need a no.9 badly thn we can use simeone or alario like when we r behind 15 minutes left opponents r nullifying lautaro and messi thn a tall striker like alario a target man just for variation.
> like when we r behind 15 minutes left opponents
There is no one better to fulfill the role you’re describing than Dybala. He creates out of nothing. If others are nullified, he’ll bring something else. Easily the most threatening aside from Messi and Di Maria (and Toro if he continues like against Barca).
> alario a target man just for variation.
I dont think a Target man is in Scalonis plans. He would have opted for one a while ago if that’s the case.
And still, neither guys have sufficient minutes/experience with NT to jump into the world cup next month. Now if we had a talent like Haaland with 0 NT minutes, i’d say screw it experience, CALL HIM UP HIM NOW
here some people are so forced in agenda to make a player folk tale, i don’t understand why so unremovable of the topic, macclister is not a fairy tale, He is not necessity at this moment there is better player in the squad then him, he is neither nonremovable player nor a bad player, he has strength he has weakness. he is not good in the attack bcs he didn’t build in that way but he is good in central defensive midfield. now if some people try to say he is legends in attack this kind of word gives me p**s off
Bro isn’t you, there is spurs fan , old member on this blog said a while ago Alexis MacAllister is shitty player and he is not man enough to come forward to admit Alexis is decent player just like his tottenham star Bentancur
So please don’t come to conclusion without knowing the agenda behind on this as Argentina fan I could care less if Alexis MacAllister in the squad or not as matter of fact paredes is undisputed starter in that position Guido is back up but now there is enzo Fernandez who pushing to compete with those and I think he will push to start ahead of paredes and Guido if he continues the way he is playing atm. I hope you understand my point
here some people are so forced in agenda to make a player folk tale, i don’t understand why so unremovable of the topic, macclister is not a fairy tale
– Welcome to Mundo man. Here is a place where every mediocre is the next Mbappe, Xavi or Iniesta. Outlaw started it many years ago, and his disciples like godin, insider etc continue his wonderful legacy.
A bit similar to English fanatic who used to think that Rooney, Walcott, Owen, and many more were the best thing ever happened to England.
Here our mediocre players will never have bad games. They are superstars in our small community eyes.
I don’t want waste my time to you old member a corwad man who always likes to talk about people who may not here any longer and what happen 10 years ago your mind is like child, dude if have points or any other good things to say come on the table don’t cry and keep saying I’m old member which doesn’t give any right over anyone when it comes to opinions
Before I thought you were sensible guy but I come to realised you are sorry ..s guy keep going back in the past.Having saying that they are old members who I respect Ddr1123, Mamoun, waveride, Enganche Didir10, Richard, mm007 and some others I may not remember now but that doesn’t mean I don”t disagree with them either 😉
Yo dude, outlaw number 2 aka godin. I also remember how u and outlaw always adore each other. Mundo’s number 1 hall of shame and his disciple showing gay love to each other. So sweet…
I remember most of the guys u promote lately. Buendia, J Correa, LM Quarta among others. Maybe you should start comparing Buendia to Mbappe. J Correa to Salah. And LM Quarta to Van Dijk just like your mentors Outlaw always did, saying that all his youngsters were better than Mbappe or any world class players at that moment.
You just make my point right see how childish you are , you call a big man a gay sorry if I made you upset I wasn’t meant made you cry old member.
BTW I never meet the outlow guy in here I only heard from you so maybe you were his partner in real life what else you got tottenham supporte.
Lmq is doing alright, Buendia is better than Coutinho, j Correa is OK player and they are still earlier 20s and mid 20s But be man and don’t lie I never compared with anyone with those players..
If u wanna know who Outlaw is is your twin bro named Gonzalo..
Dont tell me u dont know him. It is either you or him is in one body or he is your close friend or something even closer.
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Please somene explain to me why Alexis MacAllister is shitty and Bentancur is class act
Lautaro always answers his critics (including here) just on time.
Too bad Simeone is 3rd in pecking order, I see him as more useful as a sub than Joaquin Correa.
People only moan here about Lautaro because they see he ain’t in scoresheet but they don’t realise even he doesn’t scrore he work his arse off in every game like a horse. Simply because I believe none of them watch the game or even understand. Lautaro still stands out performer in that dreadful Inter. Imagine if he had good midfield who could provide him to scrore.
“It’s sad. I think Dybala won’t make it to the WC.”
Yes Dybala is facing a run against time, which he will certainly loose.
Moreover we can’t be taking players who are not match fit. But it’s sad we lost that jewel.
Dybala is clearly unlucky with Argentina NT
Angel Correa will certainly take his place.
dybala is important. correa is not a replacement for Dybala. watch yesterday’s match highlights of Alt Madrid and Brugge. There were chances that Correa fluffed.dybala would bury those kinds of chances. one should wait till mid-November to see if Dybala is fit. for the round of 16 matches onwards, di maria and Dybala are required. teams will mark messi in later stages and you require other outlet to score goals.
Dybala is a better goalscorer but angel Correa is a better overall player. Club brugge was unbelievable in defense yesterday. Angel Correa helps in defense what Dybala doesn’t do. Having 2 players not doing the defensive duties messi and Dybala that will make us vulnerable to counter attacks specially in right side where we have Molina as a starter who is also not that good defensively. So not having Dybala may not be a big loss.
i watched every Roma match that Dybala was playing and in general, he tracks back and covers for defence under Mourinho. for me, if you are a forward, the most important skill is converting your chances, the rest are good points to have. angel Correa is a 10 times better player than J Correa in front of the goal but Dybala is actually world-class in finishing. if Dybala recovers, it is very good for us but if he doesn’t then it is a big loss. can Argentina win in spite of this, yes but it becomes a little more difficult.
Barcelona and Laporta deserve this for what they did to Messi. I want Laporta to be humiliated and kicked out for backstabbing Messi.
Praying that Messi does not go back to Barcelona ever.
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Please note I believe Alexis MacAllister is decent player nothing special but when spurs fans tell me Rodrigo Bentancur is class act I ask myself what does he do difference than Alexis MacAllister the answer in no much difference in fact MacAllister can score free-kicks and score long distances goals now and again as well as he is good penalty taker.
Yeah for brighton he proved time and again that he is decent enough to play as a DM. In spurs except the forwards all are defensive minded players. So even with their support bentancur is doing less than what he expected. For Argentina Paredes and guido are better than macallister and above pecking order.
They both play in a doinle pivot,their influence is mostly on the buildup and defensive organisation.
That’s one of the reason conte does not like lo celso
He rarely plays with a #10.
He was forces to play Erickson when brozo got injured
I prefer Enzo over allister. He is not crearive at all. We need players that can make a difference allister is too average with no spark
Rodrigo Betancur is one of the best CM in EPL. Bissouma was among the best ones, wanted by Madrid, Liverpool before the Spurs got him. But Bissouma, the best midfielder of Brighton last year, could not even replace Bentancur in the starting 11.
Bentancur doesn’t play safe (making the easiest and simplest passes). He is a hybrid of DM and a deep lying playmaker and a box to box. He does a lot of killer passes too, that’s why his passing accuracy can’t be too high. Keep in mind Bentancur was considered the next big thing when in Boca, and I think he lives up to the expectation.
Bentancur is one of the reasons why the Spurs jumped from 9th (before signing him in January) to 4th in just 4 months. 3 reasons to be exact: Kulusevski, Bentancur, and the return of Cuti from a long injury.
Even Cuti has a high praise to Bentancur calling him “the animal” .
We can’t take any stat that’s favouring Allister. Do you have any negative on him anywhere on internet. Just bring that. Most people here will be happy for that..!
nice stats mr godin. he does look statistically even with Betancur.
As for Dybala situation, I am neutral here. He has a big tear in his femoral rectum. 40 days is the approximate date, it can be earlier, it can be later. But if after 40 days then all he can do is light practice, I would say it is not worth taking him. Because from light practice to match fit, it might take at least a couple of weeks.
I like Dybala inclusion but he is not as important as Di Maria for example. Dybala would be our wild card (kinda like secret weapon). But we can’t sacrifice a spot if it is impossible for him to be fit in time.
the assumption here is 40 days match fit. anything more than that even i feel we should not take that risk.
We lack creative players. Messi di Maria and papu and dybala are the forwards which can create consistently inside the box. Without dybala one less in that area. Others such as both correas Nico or lautaro or Julian is not in that category to create out of no where.
Enzo is creative. Lo celso is creative. You don’t need whole starting eleven to be creative. 1 creative player in forward line and 1 creative player in midfield is enough. Defensive workrate defensive structure control is also very vital in 2010 spain had 2 world class creative players xavi and Iniesta. There forward line wasn’t creative just they knew their roles were very clinical and calm and they had great defensive structure.
> 1 creative player in forward line and 1 creative player in midfield is enough.
No its not. Our best starting line up counters your point. 4 of the 6 attackers and mids are creative.
ADM + Messi together
GLC + RDP together
More creative player means its good. But for me 2 creative players are enough provided u have a great defense and fast wingers who can run behind a great dm who can shield the defense and forward the play and a great striker that’s more than enough
it is near to impossible to contain a team that has a great defence and 4 genuine goal-scoring options. anything less European teams will be able to handle those kinds of teams due to tactics.
There are so many rumours out there. Hard to say what is true. I have heard he will be back on 6th November also Scaloni will wait for him till second week of November. I would love if he can make it. Player of his caliber always plus for team
What is that? 😂
Inter defense was in shambles so was Barca’s defense. We can clearly see back 3 is not a good idea and barca did play somewhat like back 3.i hope we will play back 4 at wc no experiment there if not we are 2 goals behind and need to play super attacking to equalize
Inter should have scored the fourth goal from Lautato’s cross. We can see how important teamwork is in that situation.
El Toro live for this type of Big games 🦏🔥💪
Barca struggle without Messi
Finally our players getting thr foam back .it’s a relief for scaloni..DePaul need match time before WC.current situation with Athletico is bad for him.
What an exciting game. Great 1v1 goal and his assist was fantastic as well. perfectly timed and weighted pass.
Inter should have won this match, but Dumfries and Asllani cost them 2 points. Lautaro stepped up when it mattered most. Another thing, Onana is a terrible keeper, whereas Ter Stegen brilliant saves kept Barcelona hopes alive.
Cuti was playing good today. Dier and Emerson made a mistake in them conceding 2 goals but Cuti was superb. He almost scored a goal too from header. A couple of good games in a row from him. I really hope he is rested this weekend.
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