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Midfield and Attacking

24 July 2009 by

In the middle field the coach Paulo Bento usually use a diamond tactic. Since he took office, the coach has opted for this tactic, although being highly criticized.

Diamond Tactic

In the position of defensive midfield the choice should be Miguel Veloso. The player had problems with the coach last season, even asked to leave, but it seems that everything is resolved. And under normal conditions will be the 1st choice for this position.

Miguel Veloso

As alternative we have Fábio Rochemback, the Brazilian who played in Middlesbrough, and his return to Alvalade has been below what was expected of him. For this position there is also Adrien, a player who came from the youth team, and is a great hope for the future. It is a player who has had a great evolution, and has made good exibitions in friendly games. He can be an alternative to the 1st team, and can even play in other positions of the midfield.

Fabio Rochemback Adrien Silva

In inner positions in midfield we have João Moutinho, the young captain who has been much wanted by big European clubs, and the montenegrin Vukcevic who had problems with the coach last season, but now he is 100% dedicated to the club, and thus is naturally 1st choice o the team.

Joao Moutinho Simon Vukcevic

As alternative we have Izmailov, the russian who was operated this week and should only return to compete in early November, and Bruno Pereirinha, another player from the youth team, which is already in the squad for 2 seasons which had a large development.

Marat Izmailov Bruno Pereirinha

As offensive midfielder we have Matias Fernandez, the Chilean in whom the fans lace great confidence and expected to give magic to the game of the team. In this position may also play Joao Moutinho, Simon Vukcevic and the forward Yannick Djalo.

Matias Fernandez

In attack there is only one question: Who will be the partner of Liedson?

Liedson

The Brazilian, the most quoted player in this team, best scorer of the team since 2003/04, is the undisputed holder of the 1st team.

By his side can play Caicedo – new signing, announced yesterday – Yannick Djalo, who also came from the youth team and is in the squad since 2006/07, or Hélder Postiga, who goes to the 2nd season in Sporting after being transferred from rival FC Porto.

Filipe Caicedo Yannick Djalo Helder Postiga

Then there is Carlos Saleiro, another from the youth team, which has its 1st chance in squad, but has passed the pre-season between the medical department and gymnasium center with injuries.

Carlos Saleiro

In friendly matches Helder Postiga have been the choice to be the partner of Liedson, who came to make some good goals and has made good exhibitions. But with the arrival of Caicedo, wanted by Sporting since some weeks ago, the choice should fall into the Ecuadorian, ex-man city.

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  • Força Sporting

    Great report on Sporting’s midfield and attack. I noticed in the past friendly games some players had fitness problems but that will change of course. I hope the early preparing will give Sporting the advantage.
    I prefer seeing Postiga with Liedson. He gives so much to the attacking line. I also want to see Ciasedo play. Ismailov is a big lost to Sporting midfield. I hope he recovers quickly.

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