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  • Lone striker, 4-3-3

    12 13.79%
  • 2nd striker, diamond 4-4-2 or other 2 striker systems

    14 16.09%
  • Central attacking midfielder

    31 35.63%
  • Right winger

    8 9.20%
  • Wherever he wants to play

    20 22.99%
  • Other position

    2 2.30%
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Thread: Best position for Messi

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    Best position for Messi

    Where would you use Messi?

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    Just behind a good clinical striker

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    "2nd striker, diamond 4-4-2 or other 2 striker systems" this is not clear to me... Is he one of the 2, or behind the strikers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavia View Post
    "2nd striker, diamond 4-4-2 or other 2 striker systems" this is not clear to me... Is he one of the 2, or behind the strikers?
    One of those two.

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    behind the striker, or as one in a two man system.
    I have been suggesting the diamond from way back, but no one listen, it seems to be in fashion now


    ------Busquets---xavi/iniesta

    ---Iniesta---Messi----Neymar

    -------------CF


    or

    ------------Busquets

    ------Boxtoboxplayer---Xavi

    -----------Iniesta

    ------Messi----CF.

    lastly

    ---Saurez---Messi--Neymar

    he can play the false 9 hear because suarez will play as a inside forward

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    I voted central attacking midfielder. IMO he should play behind a striker. Like I suggested in the Enrique thread a partnership with Neymar behind a striker would be my most preferred choice.

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    Yea, but let's put up some names on the board. What striker? Are we talking somebody like Dzeko or Mandzukic, or someone like Aguero?

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    Yea, but let's put up some names on the board. What striker? Are we talking somebody like Dzeko or Mandzukic, or someone like Aguero?
    Agüero type. The best would be Suarez. Both are technical gifted and Suarez provided a ridiculous amount of assists and has an insane finish. He'd be my top-choice. Of course this is only my desire.

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    Like this? CAM Behind Neymar-Aguero duo up front. Could also appear as a striker when neymar and Agero drift outside of the center and make room for him.

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    Nah, I'd use exactly the same formation I suggested in the Luis Enrique thread however I'd exchanged Cesc with Vidal, a box-to-box midfielder who is strong in both defence and attack


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    Ideally you want at least 1 good dynamic scorer infront of him. Doesn't necessarily need to be a CF, it could be a scoring winger with the skills and capability to slot in the middle during games and drags CBs off Messi.

    You can still keep the 4-3-3 formation with Messi in the middle, but get two wing-forwards who are more than capable of being CF, like the Eto'o/Henry partnership was.

    With Eto'o/Henry you had:

    Henry----Messi----Eto'o formation that could quickly change into:

    Henry----Eto'o-----Messi or:

    ----Henry---Eto'o-----
    -------Messi--------

    That's the flexibility needed.

    With Neymar now taking the role of Henry (he still needs to mature into that role), you just need an Eto'o type of dynamic forward capable of playing through the wing as well as the middle.

    So the:

    Neymar----Messi-----Dynamic CF formation can quickly change into:

    Neymar-----Dynamic CF-----Messi or:

    ----Neymar---Dynamic CF----
    ---------Messi------- or even still:

    ----Messi----Dynamic CF-----
    --------Neymar--------

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    @Sumlit, Aguero fits. He can play CF, he can play RW. It will look like the picture I posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    @Sumlit, Aguero fits. He can play CF, he can play RW. It will look like the picture I posted.
    Yes, Aguero is an excellent choice.

    Best choice is Luis Suarez though.

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    Here's where Messi plays for Arg. Looks like a diamond 442 in this pic.

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    I can't decide.
    100% not winger.
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