Just a note neutrally and without any intentions of attacking anybody, I just wanted to confront a common idea that people have, believe it if you wish, ignore it, whatever.
Just because Demichelis has made mistakes when he has to make a pass doesn't mean he is a bad DEFENDER- Defensively I consider him to be very complete - reffering to agresiveness, 50 - 50 balls, 1 v 1, marking, aerial challenges, stealing of balls, intercepetion of passes and all those traits that make a good defender. Just because he has made mistakes offensively, does not mean Klose will just dribble by him with ease everytime, NO, he's a great defender, and he'll give hell to anyone that'll try to win a header, beat him, make a pass close to him, etc.- Its when he has to pass or dribble outside, basically excess of confidence or lack of concentration that he commits the mistakes that are enourmous to the team. But this lack of concentration is the type that happens to a normal player once every full moon and to a world class profesional how many times can it happen? I don't really think he's that bad, to make 2 misrtakes of this similarity in 3 matches. Also, the fact that it already happened is great news, this will make him more aware and concentrated so it doesn't happen again, you don't make mistakes so big twice. And its that all he has to do is make a short pass to anybody, he could give it to samuel, 5 meter pass, or to otamendi, 7 meter pass, just in short to heinze, 10 meter pass, or to mascherano 7.4 meter pass- He needs not to dribble 2 and make a through ball to Higuian to come out playing. He's capable enough to make a short pass to somebody or else he'd play in the 9th league of Uzbekistaan, no offense, but a short pass is the easiest skill there is. He's a good defender and I've stated why above, and in the situation where he makes mistakes he wont be making them simply because after making it vs Korea, he will be much more aware and focused when coming out. If he hadn't made the mistake he usually makes I'd be much more worried. There, you have why he's a good defender , and you have the reason that has 100% logic to why when he comes out playing he'll be sharp. Shahensa explained brilliantly how he is the weak link of Argentina and why he gave the whole defense bad reputation, but the fact that he's a good enough defender, that he'll be sharp when he has to come out, and lastly that he knows the german's like the palm of his hand, will make him be at the level requiered to play this match. He will be as strong as all the other defenders and imo will make this defense a capable one to win this withstand the German attack.
Hope so, and we'll see.
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