Originally Posted by Hartmann
Like someone else said, they can't all play at once. Maradona will likely play a standard 4-4-2. So you get the same issue of having to bench someone, likely to be Tevez and Milito, with Messi and Higuain starting. Not a bad choice, but we'll see how it pans out.
Mascherano is not creative enough to pull the strings, Veron might be tho.
DeMichelis is a joke, I can't believe he's still playing top-flight football.
The string pulling is not Mascherano's responsibility. That will fall to Veron or Maxi Rodriguez.
I've watched De Michelis at Bayer Munich and the champions league all season. To me, he's right up there with Lucio and Pique as one of the best defenders this year.
Evra is woefully slow on the backtrack and gets taken to task by any skilled winger, only managing to salvage the situation by committing horribly cynical fouls. Sagna is clueless going forward. They're two halves of the same coin, so put together they count as one world-class player.
I see it completely the other way. Sagna can slot into the center, like he does at Arsenal, when Evra gets forward. He may be clueless going forward but his defense is second to none amongst right backs.
Gallas is just old and knackered, I haven't seen Squillaci play recently.
Gallas is only 32 or 33. He has only suffered a calf injury in the last month of the premier league season. He'll be the freshest player France will have in their squad.
Squillaci is a quality defender.