Monday, January 24, 2005

Real Madrid trying on a new diamond

Excerpt from the article Beckham happy to be back on right track:

“Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo switched the England captain from his usual central berth to the right wing in a diamond formation with Thomas Gravesen in the middle, Zinedine Zidane on the left and Luis Figo slotting in behind the strikers.

The move paid off as Beckham produced an impressive display in Real's 3-1 win over struggling Real Mallorca at the Bernabeu.

"It was my best performance of the season and possibly my best performance maybe since I've been in Spain," Beckham told reporters."

A few days ago I chatted with a friend and mentioned that Figo should try a more central role and let Beckham be out wide. The response was that it would be foolish to move him in good form. In the moment I had to agree.

Luxemburgo’s risky decision seems to have paid off the first time out.
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