There are only hours left for the The Argentine national team rolls a ball on the field of play again. This time it will be in Miami against Honduras this Friday at 9:00 p.m. in our country and for said meeting, Lionel Scaloni has in mind a starting XI almost identical to the one that comes out of memory as the idealwith the exception of the absence of Giovani Lo Celso as he is not 100% physically fit and will not be Cristian Romero because he could not yet travel to the United States due to complications in the processing of his visa.
For this reason, with two variants within what the team preferred by the coach born in Pujato, in Bolavip We bring a review of how each of them arrives at the duel that reunites them in the national team after almost three months and less than 60 days before the start of Qatar 2022; being here taken into account their performance at the start of the season in their respective clubs. Look…
drawing He does not arrive at his best moment at Aston Villa, since the team where he is the owner of the goal has huge defensive shortcomings and does not make a foothold at the start of the season in England. In 7 games, the man from Mar del Plata scored 10 goals, but he has not had a huge responsibility in them, since he suffered too much from the problems in Villa’s lower zone, who, to make matters worse, had the bad luck of the harsh injury to the star defense reinforcement, Diego Carlos. However, Martinez He proved to continue at a good level since the most difficult rival he faced in the first Premier games of this season was Manchester City, a team that conceded a goal made by Erling Haaland, but Dibu became a figure by covering vital balls. Only one clean sheet in those seven games, but this being the last in the victory against Southampton.
The right back that emerged in Boca won the arm wrestling match against Gonzalo Montiel on the wing to be the starter, something that is increasing more and more because Molina is a starter at Atlético Madrid and the former River is increasingly relegated at Sevilla . However, Nahuel’s performance still does not stand out in the Colchonero, since the adaptation to Spanish football to which he arrived this season is costing the former Udinese. for now, He has been in 5 of 8 games played this season in Cholo Simeone’s team and did not participate in any goals, something that last season in Italy was his strength, being the defender with the most goals in the five major European leagues. Atlético is not doing well, since in LaLiga they are seventh and in the Champions League they won one and lost another in the two games they played. Personally, Molina was sent off in his second game at Atleti, in what was the defeat against Villarreal. Even so, Scaloni trusts him to be the owner of the Argentine right wing.
The Betis defender knows that he is a substitute in the Argentine National Team but, due to the absence of Cristian Romero due to the delay of his visa to enter the US and the late arrival of Lisandro Martínez for the same reason, forces Scaloni to use against Honduras the defense that he started in the Copa América 2019. Pezzella enjoys a great presence in the Andalusian team, being third in the Spanish league with only one defeat and four goals conceded, making a great behind with the Brazilian Luiz Felipe. In the Europa League he is also in very good shape, winning both games played. Of these eight matches, Pezzella has only missed one in LaLiga, making him a pillar of the Betis team. For the coach of the National Team, he is a fixture on the substitute bench, so, in the absence of Cuti, he has a replacement guarantee, who against Honduras will say present.
“Ota” has played more games than his peers in defense since his season started earlier when he had to play the Pre Champions League with Benfica. there, as The captain led the Portuguese team to qualify for the group zone, even scoring a goal there. In the Portuguese league, Benfica is in the lead with a perfect score, having played seven and winning all of them. Otamendi disputed there six games, and the only one he missed was due to suspension due to a double yellow card. In the Champions League, the Portuguese club is one of the surprises, being a leader together with PSG, in a group that also includes Juventus. There, the centre-back with a past at Manchester City plays a vital role in defense.
The left back is the position with the most doubts in the Argentine team, but due to the weak moment of Marcos Acuña and his physical instability, Tagliafico has all the numbers to be the starter against Honduras. It’s also that Nico is doing a great job in his new team, Lyon. The French club did not enter any European competition and yet they sought to reinforce themselves with great impetus to achieve a return to the great continental disputes this season, and that is why they looked at the Argentine to have him on the right side. In eight days Tagliafico has played every game and even scored a goal against Troyes. In the defensive zone, the team that is one of the most important in France has been conceded 10 goals and lost three matches, in addition to having obtained a draw and four wins.
The former Boca had a change of team with the season already started, since at PSG under the orders of Christphe Galtier he lost ownership and, to seek to be the protagonist in its entirety, he went to the Juventus, where since his arrival he has played almost every minute in a troubled Vecchia Signora. It’s that Massimiliano Allegri’s team is in a total reconstruction process and this start to the season hasn’t been the best. In the Champions League he lost the two games he has played so far and in Serie A he is in the middle of the table and outside the cup zone. Nevertheless, Paredes is standing out, since in only five games played, he already became the owner of the midfield and even distributed two assists. For Scaloni he is one of the immovable, so he will start against Honduras.
RDP is without a doubt the most important player of the Argentine National Team after Lionel Messi. The central midfielder is the typical “all-rounder” that any team needs, although at Atlético Madrid, Diego Simeone does not use him with the same consideration that Scaloni does, so he is not the undisputed starter. As we already mentioned with the case of Nahuel Molina, This season start is not the best for the Colchonero. Even so, from the start or as a substitute on the bench, De Paul has played every game of the season and so far, he has scored a goal against Celta de Vigo and also distributed an assist in that match, which was undoubtedly his best game in this current campaign.
The last to get into the headlines to face Honduras. Enzo Fernández is one of the footballers fighting to be in Qatar 2022 and this Friday he is facing his big chance. He has just arrived at Benfica, but it seems that he has been playing in Europe for years, the former River is master and lord of the Portuguese team from midfield forward. In just 13 games, Enzo has scored three goals (two of them for Pre Champions) and is the Portuguese club’s leader in statistics in midfield. Everything indicates that he will start in the absence of Giovani Lo Celso, beating Alexis Mac Allister, another great present in Brighton.
Angel Di Maria
El Fideo is undoubtedly one of the footballers with the most irregular present of all in Scaloni’s starting eleven. It is that after historic campaigns at PSG, where he played almost 300 games in his career, Di María left for Juventus, and there, as in the case of Paredes, the context is not the best. It is that in the convulsive season that he goes through the Vecchia Signora, Rosario has had the same personally, alternating a promising debut with goals and assists, although he later missed a game due to injury, and having returned without being 100%, he suffered from it, missing three more duels. As if that were not enough, in the last game played, against Monza, Di María was sent off for elbowing Armando Izzo. Already recovered from his ailment in the adductor, Scaloni takes it into account from the start to face Honduras.
El Toro is part of an Inter team that is not doing well at all either, since, like Juventus, it does not achieve regularity and is seventh in Serie A with four wins and three losses (the classic against Milan included). Nevertheless, Lautaro is being the most decisive in the Neroazzurri having converted three goals and one assist. For Champions, the team is also marked by irregularity, since it won one and lost the other, although it is in the group of death along with Bayern Munich and Barcelona. Even so, the player from Bahia established himself as the most important Inter footballer this season due to the bad moments of other figures such as Stefan de Vrij or Nicolo Barella. Against Honduras, as in the entire Scaloni cycle, he will be the starting 9.
The best player in the world has accustomed us to the routine of the extraordinary. However, last season was atypical for him due to the change of team for the first time in his career landing at PSG after his departure from Barcelona, along with the spread of Coronavirus that he suffered and that made him feel bad, and all this made him have a more earthy performance in his first year in Ligue 1. Now, at this start of his second season at PSG, Messi is dazzling everyone again, since in the first 11 games played between the league, the Champions League and the French Trophée des Champions, Leo has scored 6 goals and distributed 8 assists, which undoubtedly marks that he became the absolute leader of the game in PSG, just as he does in the Argentine National Team.