Old time followers of the Azkals say we have never had a more talented squad representing the Philippines, and majority would agree. We have arguably the best players for each position with the starting eleven below :
From conversations with Coach Weiss, he seems to veer towards this starting eleven.
The only question would be if the team will perform as a unit, and if the whole team is greater than the sum of its parts. A two week sojourn away in the boondocks of Duren should take care of team chemistry off the pitch. Tuneup games should take care of things on the pitch.
A 4-1 victory over a selection from Duren, Germany is a good result. But this is only a friendly / exhibition game, much like the Azkals' 3-4 defeat in the hands of the UFL All-Stars. The next games should give us a better indication as to the Azkals' true quality.
What do you think of the starting eleven above? Who would you rather start and what formation would you use?
Subs Bench would include Anton del Rosario, Roel Gener, Jason Sabio, Ian Araneta, Manny Ott and Dennis Cagara.