Veron's Argentina vow
By Patricio Figueroa
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Argentina tackle Chile in Buenos Aires on Saturday and the indications are that Chelsea midfielder Veron will have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench.
During the training sessions leading up to the tussle, coach Marcelo Bielsa has not deployed Veron in what appears to be his intended starting line-up.
This has caused surprise in Argentina as Veron is one of Bielsa's favoured players and has been an integral member of the team.
Bielsa could merely be leaving Veron out of the training sessions as a smokescreen to ensure the Chilean spies are uncertain of how Argentina will take to the field.
But, whatever Bielsa's decision, Veron will abide by his coach's selections and not kick up a fuss if he is consigned to the bench.
"I am not going to get angry if I can't play from the first minute against Chile," vowed Veron.
"I only expect to be useful for the team in any way.
"We are 22 players and we all have the same chances of playing or not."
If Bielsa does omit Veron, it is likely Wolfsburg starlet Andres D'Alessandro or Valencia ace Pablo Aimar will step into the breach for the match in River Plate's Monumental Stadium.