They reached the last World Cup after play-offs with little to lose. La Celeste was a double world champion, but also accumulated forty years without moving from the second round. Too much. Finally came the African continent as the revelation of the tournament in fourth place and signing the best performance of South American football. A player was instrumental in the success: Diego Forlan who ended up being the championship Gold Ball. Now the World Cup brilliant performance required in the Copa America, but his debut with a draw against Peru , has been more discreet. And Forlan is not at its best.
Atletico striker arrived at the World Cup brimming after finishing the season in great form and be key to Europe conquered by the Athletic League, but his last season has been fodder for oblivion. His ongoing problems with Quique Sanchez Flores and irregular actions on the lawn were the stars of their worst season in the Spanish league. Uruguay misses its best. To Peru and was tried, but the Uruguayan far off from being the player who threw the team back a year ago.
Much is made of Neyman and Messi and the importance of both in their combination, but the relevance of Forlan Uruguay is as great or greater. With ten to the back, trying to be in their selection the axis around which turn the offensive play of his team, and if not his best day, the team note. However, it is not the culprit that Uruguay is not thin, but rather was largely responsible for Uruguay to go far in South Africa. It is not the same.
Uruguay has pieces on offense very high value, but lacks gear. Cavani and Luis Suarez are two of the best strikers currently in the European leagues. The first signed his best season in Europe after scoring 26 goals in Naples remain the offensive, a new area. He has made sufficient grounds to seek to look their best version, however, to Peru it was listed to the right, away from their natural position. For his part, Luis Suarez, Uruguay scored the goal, but he looked comfortable on grass, like Forlan.
Uruguay has one of the best attacks in the tournament, but behind his trident there is a hole in the midfield. Worker, but with little football. Was something similar in the championship with a tight team but split in two, but the effectiveness of Forlan alleviated the deficit. Nicholas is Lodeiro playmaker who expect things, but the Ajax substitute in the Netherlands, accused of irregularity in his game. The predictable game of Celeste, quickly search based on the above, it was easily deactivated by the Peruvian, who was well on board issues.
It has only been the first game. On Friday expect a tough match against Chile on Tuesday and will face Mexico. An improvement in the Uruguayan team, as expected also from the favorites. Tabarez, DT Uruguay, will seek solutions.
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