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52.29 per cent of you want the Gunners skipper included, citing him as a better player than Real Madrid’s Xabi Alonso. One reader insisted:
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“Cesc [Fabregas] is definitely worth more than Xabi Alonso... And I'm not saying this just because I'm a Barca [Barcelona] fan. Pedro and [David] Villa up front with [Fernando] Torres available as a possible 2nd [second] half substitution. In other words: Let the best players play. Do not put players in the field just because they play for Madrid!”
However, not everyone shares the opinion that the midfield quartet should be adjusted. 30.72 per cent feel that Liverpool’s Fernando Torres should come back into the side, despite having failed to find the back of the net in the six games he’s featured.
Class is clearly eternal in the eyes of our readers, with one arguing the case for the Reds hotshot, in regards to the benefits that his inclusion has on the team:
“It should be [Fernando] Torres [who starts]. He occupies the centre-backs and deals with them very well and creates space for others such as David Villa. When villa doesn't have Torres and plays [as the] leading striker like in the semi-final, he struggles. Torres must start. Forget form, the guy is a big game goal scorer.”
Arran, Sri Lanka
Surprisingly, 10.66 per cent feel Del Bosque should stick with the eleven that defeated Germany, despite many arguing the European Champions semi-final performance was their best yet in South Africa this summer.
However, readers don’t feel that Manchester City signing David Silva is the man to bring into the equation. With only 2.95 per cent of the votes, he remains very much a last resort along with Jesus Navas at 1.96 per cent, and Atletico Bilbao’s towering forward Fernando Llorente – 1.12 per cent.
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