Veron happy with central role
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Chelsea star conjured up a Man of the Match performance in the recent win over Venezuela after suffering taunts from the terraces in Argentina's opening World Cup qualifier against Chile.
The ex-Manchester United star says he feels more settled in the middle of the park as he is able to get back to the creative ways that prompted big money moves to Parma, Lazio, The Red Devils and the more recent move to London to link up with Chelsea.
"I felt comfortable in the new position because I feel that is the place for me in the team even more when I see that in the attack there are players that give another rythm to the team and when they are face to face with the defenders they are decisive," revealed the former Sampdoria star.
"In the midfield I can see better what is happening forward and backwards and that makes me feel as the leader of the group because I can talk with the defenders and with the forwards.
"In this position the ball goes through my feet more and I try to give a pass to the player that is in the best position for attacking.
"When I played in the other position, I couldn't see very well what was happening, now I have a better view. Roberto Ayala talks to me all the time and I talk to the players that are in the attack."
When probed if he felt he could perform in the same role at Chelsea, the South American added: "Maybe the coach (Claudio Ranieri) saw this match and liked what I did or maybe not.
"That is something that he will decide according to what the team needs, the rival we are going to play against and other things that the coach must have in his mind. But if I have to play in another position, on the left or on the right, I don't have any problem because I have already done that."
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