Argentina Coach Sampaoli – I Will Test Messi & Dyabala In Attack Against Nigeria


Jorge Sampaoli the coach of the senior national team of Argentina has confirmed he plans to try out a new formation in attack when they take on Nigeria in a friendly game in Russia next month.


Argentina will play two friendly games in Russia, first with the host of next year World Cup before their game against Nigeria in Krasnordar few days later.

Sampaoli while addressing newsmen in Argentina revealed he will try out a new formation in attack to see how five time world best player Lionel Messi will perform in tandem with Juventus golden boy Paulo Dyabala in attack.

The coach said he will try combining the duo, because they are presently two of the best forwards Argentina have as they are both top scorers in their respective leagues.

” There are players that are at strength when they play together, and there are others who do not for the short time of work. I’ll try to have the best player with someone from Dyabala level”, he said.

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” Messi and Dyabala can occupy places naturally without affecting our structure, the error in pairing players occur when you want to structure the talent. Here they have to be liberated and they can develop for the good of the team.

” We’ll try to test them together in attack in our friendly games in November, hopefully it will work and work well for the benefit of the team at the World Cup “.

Daniel Martins