Thursday, March 3, 2011

Martín Tonso To Start... So Why Not Cobelli?

With Newell's Old Boys set to host Huracán on Saturday coach Roberto Sensini has announced the following probable line up for La Lepra:

Sebastián Peratta
Fabricio Fuentes, Rolando Schiavi, Ignacio Fideleff or Cristian Lema
Luciano Vella, Diego Mateo, Lucas Bernardi y Marcelo Estigarribia
Martín Tonso
Mauricio Sperdutti, Claudio Bieler

Martín Tonso is nearly straight out of the youth squad. It will be interesting to see how well he does, and I will laugh myself silly if he proves that the signing of Néstor Camacho was not really necessary.

Meanwhile, I wonder why young Juan Manuel Cobelli is not being given the chance to start. Do not get me wrong, Bieler deserves his place on the field, as does Sperdutti, but certainly Sperdutti could be moved back to right midfield. If anything, playing up front has proven that El Gordo is more productive out wide, and with two goals in three appearances as a substitute Cobelli has shown that he can be dangerous.

But time will tell, and this line up is still only probably, not set in stone.

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