Angel Di Maria reckons Argentina needs a tall man in the attacking line

Angel Di Maria reckons Argentina needs a tall man in the attacking line in order to be more aggressive and win the games by much bigger margins.

There has been a bit of criticism of late that the Argentineans are not able to dictate terms even when they come up against weaker oppositions.

In the currently going Copa America competition in Chile, Argentina took on Paraguay to start their campaign and could only manage a draw.

And, then, versus Jamaica, they won by a slender margin of one goal.

In both those games, they were expected to be more dominant as they have some big names on the paper.

But, according to Di Maria, when the minnow teams face Argentina, they tend to be back most of the times and that makes it difficult for La Albiceleste to score too many no. of goals. If there had been the presence of a tall attacker, playing in the air would have been possible and that would probably have yielded better results.

In an interview, the 27-year old said, “We need somebody of the kind of Gabriel Batistuta. With him there, all that was required to do for the other guys was to get the ball to him.”

“But, at the moment, the bunch of guys that we have, most of them are of short stature. So, it’s important we try and keep it on the turf as much as possible. Going aerial might be a little complicated.”

When asked about the current manager Gerardo Martino and how he wants the team to play, Di Maria said, “He believes in building the pressure on the opponents. He is not much into counter attacks. He has his own style and we are trying to do what he wants of us.”