Chile is already installed on Argentine soil for this Thursday’s match against the Argentine national team for the South American Qualifiers, at the Unique Stadium in Santiago del Estero. And despite the proximity of the meeting, Martín Lasarte has not yet defined the team he will put on the court.
LThe Uruguayan coach’s main question is to resolve what tactical scheme he will use. Based on that decision, the protagonists will be different.
The confirmed absence of Arturo Vidal due to his positive for covid opened the scene for the different scenarios. In the last practice at the Juan Pinto Durán Complex, Lasarte analyzed the two possible approaches.
The scheme that gains more strength is a 4-4-2, with Luis Jiménez more advanced, as the vertex of the rhombus in the midfield. The other option is to lean towards a 4-3-3, where the ´Mago´ would give up his place to a striker, who could be Jean Meneses or Carlos Palacios.
Of what there is no doubt, is that there are some footballers who have their place assured. Claudio Bravo is the chosen goalkeeper. In defense, Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Guillermo Maripán and Eugenio Mena appear as a fixture.
From the middle of the court the variants begin, although Erick Pulgar and Charles Aránguiz are two who will be there from the start with any tactical choice. The other midfielder can be Tomás Alarcón or Pablo Galdames.
Between the forwards, Alexis Sánchez and Eduardo Vargas would be headlines, while the decision on the scheme will give the possibility to Jiménez, more backward, or to a more advanced man like Menses or Palacios.
In short, with the last training session directed by Martín Lasarte, the panorama will be clearer to know who will be the eleven of La Roja that will start the clash against Argentina