Chile NT

Discussion in 'Chile: Selecciones Nacionales' started by Bengoechea, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Bengoechea

    Bengoechea Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    São Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Hi guys can you help me out?

    How Bielsa makes Chile's line-up, who are the starters and their direct reserves, also what is the main offensive force of Chile and their main weakness?

  2. toepunt

    toepunt Member

    Aug 24, 2003
    North America
    Bielsa makes the line-up very carefully. Anyone in the players' pool can be a starter. Main offensive force is that Chile will take anyone to the cleaners. There are no weaknesses.
  3. MetroChile

    MetroChile Member+

    Jan 13, 2001
    NJ; Valpo.
    Santiago Wanderers
    Nat'l Team:
    Starters in bold, (parenthesis) means 1st choice back-up.
    GK Bravo (M. Pinto); CB Medel (Jara), SW Ponce (Fuentes), CB Contreras (Martinez); DM Estrada (Isla); RWB Carmona (Iturra); LWB Beuasejour (Tello); AM Fdez. (Valdivia); RW Sanchez (Orellana), CF Suazo (Mancilla/Paredes), LW M. Gonzalez (Beausejour).

    Some of the guys I put on there as back-ups are actual starters (and very good at it) and one example of that is Gonzalo Jara but since you wanted to know who were Bielsa's 1st choice bench players, I decided to include him as such (he's certainly much better than reserve CB, Jara). Beausejour sometimes starts as the LWB and sometimes as the LW, hence why he's on there twice. Isla played as the RWB vs. Denmark last week but his "ideal" position would be as the DM. Iturra rarely plays for Bielsa but is always included in the squad and though sometimes Isla is Carmona's direct competitor as a RWB, Iturra would usually fill in and I didn't wanna leave Estrada without a back-up.

    Everything else seems pretty self-explanatory. Any other questions, feel free to ask. ;)

    Our main offensive force? By this, do you mean who are Chile's offensive threats? In that case, it is the direct, high-flying offense that Bielsa tries to impose and it usually includes 5-6 men going for the opposition's goal. In terms of fitness, the team is 2nd to none and if you watch Chile play, it is rare to see players sucking wind and/or look tired (which is down to the PF's work, Luis Bonnini).

    As a weakness, I would point out the defense's lack of height, though this has been overcome lately. Furthermore, as with any team that likes to attack and go for the jugular, at times the defense can be left exposed (Chile pressures really high up the field in order to recover the ball as quickly as possible).

    Hope this helps, mate and like I said--if you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

    LOL. :D:p

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